Document Type : Research Article
This study was carried out on parasitic plants in southwest desert of Iraq during March- April 2019 Two plant species ,CynomoriumsongaricumRupr (Cynomoriaceae ) and Nitrariabillardierei DC. (Nitrariaceae ) were collected and identified as new records to Iraq and bordering countries ,based on morphological features and molecular analysis .The study also reported N.billardierei as a new host to C.songaricum.This is the first molecular report on Cynomorium from Iraq . Description of the two species is given for the first time from Iraq. Photographs , notes on uses by locals are also provided.