Description of the genus
Erect or ascending, parasitic herbs, usually turning black on drying. Leaves opposite or alternate, usually, at least to some extent, reduced to scales. Flowers either solitary and axillary or in terminal spikes or racemes. Calyx 5-toothed or 5-lobed. Corolla tube narrow below and much enlarged above; lobes 5. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous, one theca perfect, the other empty. Capsule ovoid to subspherical.
Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and S Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Harveya:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: HarveyaFlora of Mozambique
: HarveyaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): HarveyaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: HarveyaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for HarveyaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): HarveyaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Harveya.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1299, retrieved 11 December 2016