7597.010 Alectra Thunb.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic annual or perennial herbs, usually erect and hispid, turning black when dried. Leaves opposite or alternate, sessile or ± so. Flowers solitary in upper axils. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous; filaments all bearded or the 2 larger ones only or all glabrous; anthers 2-thecal. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Alectra orobanchoides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
asperrima Benth.N,W,C
bainesii Hemsl.N
orobanchoides Benth.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parasitica A.Rich.E
picta (Hiern) Hemsl.N,W,C,EImage
rigida (Hiern) Hemsl.C
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. sessiliflora N,W,C,E,S
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. monticola (Engl.) Melch.N,E
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. senegalensis (Benth.) HepperN,W,E,SDescription, Image
vogelii Benth.N,W,CImage

Other sources of information about Alectra:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Alectra
Flora of Caprivi: Alectra
Flora of Malawi: Alectra
Flora of Mozambique: Alectra
Flora of Zambia: Alectra

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alectra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alectra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alectra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alectra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alectra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Alectra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1289, retrieved 27 June 2016

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