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Welcome to the Project OroWiki.
The "OroWiki"-project was founded in 2008 and initially based on the Linnaeus II software from the company "ETI Bioinformatics" offline operated. Once it got into this structure to its limits, the author joined the Mediawiki software and uploaded the project on 18th February 2011. For the support at this point is Dr. Gregor Hagedorn, Berlin, warmly thanked.
The actual molecular systematic studies of Lamiales, especially of the Scrophulariaceae (f. e. DePamphilis et al., 1997, Wolfe and DePamphilis, 1998, Lohan and Wolfe, 1998, Young et al., 1999, Olmstead et al., 2001, Olmstead, 2002, Schneeweiss and Weiss, 2003, Román et al., 2003, Manen et al., 2004, Schneeweiss et al., 2004a, Schneeweiss et al., 2004b, Oxelman et al., 2005, Wolfe et al., 2005, Weiss-Schneeweiss et al., 2006, Tank et al., 2006, Bennett and Mathews, 2006, Park et al., 2007, Park et al., 2008, Han et al., 2010, Morawetz et al., 2010) sensuo lato reveal at least five distinct monophyletic groups. One of these groups is the conventional Orobanchaceae including the recent tribes Buchneraceae and Rhinanthaceae - more than 96 genera and approx. 2,127 species (see here)
This project deals with the earlier family Orobanchaceae, except Lathraea, and follows the modern system of Teryokhin et al., 1993, which combines the remaining holoparasitic 14 genera Aeginetia, Boschniakia, Christisonia, Cistanche, Conopholis, Diphelypaea, Epifagus, Eremitilla, Gleadovia, Mannagettaea, Orobanche, Phacellanthus, Phelipanche and Platypholis in the subfamily Orobanchoideae (Vent.) Teryokhin. This subfamily comprises approx. 290 species of exclusive holoparasitic, nonchlorophyllous plants.
The subfamily is widespread in the Northern Temperate Region of America, Europe and Asia (Holarctic), and is less well represented in South America, Africa, South East Asia and Australia.
This project contains a fully up-to-date information system with an overview of all known genera and species of Orobanchoideae. Descriptions and, if available, original latin descriptions are accompanied by detailed photos, line drawings and distribution maps. Detailed text accounts deals with taxonomy, synonyms, biology and distribution of every genus, species and approx. 600 lower taxa completing the knowledge of Orobanchoideae.
Identification of each genus and species is facilitated by of dichotomous keys in each relevant windows in the "Higher taxa" and "Species" module. A literature database with (today) 2,075 references and a hyperlinked database of host plants with 985 entries is part of the system. This project is a taxonomic reference work for researchers of various disciplines: plant taxonomists, curators of plant collections, ecologists and others.
- General Key
- Species List
- Synonyms out of the subfamily ''Orobanchoideae''
- History of investigation
- Biology and Ecology
- Sources & Abbreviations
- Latest News
- Useful Links
About the author
Holger Uhlich was born on the 22nd of March 1963 in Dresden, a city in south-eastern Germany, the capital of Saxony. Even in early youth H. Uhlich was interested in nature, initially animals, especially birds. During the school days he discovered his affection for plants.
The first account about the genus Orobanche in Saxony was published in 1990 (Uhlich, 1990). Since 1989 Holger Uhlich worked together with J. Pusch and K.-J. Barthel on a monograph about the broomrapes in Europe, which was published in 1995 (Uhlich et al., 1995). In the 90’s the auther published some accounts of Orobanche picridis SCHULTZ (Uhlich et al., 1990), O. baumanniorum var. longebracteata UHLICH (Uhlich, 1994a), Orobanche berthelotii WEBB et BERTHELOT (Uhlich, 1994b) and O. sanguinea f. ischiae UHLICH (Uhlich, 1999). H. Uhlich collaborated on the Excursion flora of Germany (Uhlich and Pusch, 2005), the “Flora Hellenica Project”, the Flora of Rhodos and the Flora of Istria.
Recently the author published an account about broomrapes in the Caucasus mountains. (Rätzel and Uhlich, 2004), which includes six new taxa (Orobanche benkertii, O. laxissima, O. flava subsp. cicerbitae, O. alba subsp. xanthostigma, O. alba subsp. xanthostigma f. sineglandulosa, O. grossheimii f. pallescens).
Apart from of this Mr. Uhlich studied law in Potsdam (graduation 1995 and the second exam in Dresden 1997) and practised from 1997 to 2008 as a lawyer in Dresden. Since autumn of 2008 he has worked in the administration in Augsburg/Bavaria and later in Frankfurt at Main/Hesse. Mr. Uhlich is married.