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Description: Dwarf annual parasitic herb, up to 7.5 cm tall when flowering. Stems absent or up to 2 cm long, fleshy and scaly. Leaves reduced to scales, 3-6 mm in diameter, broadly ovate to subcircular, with short sticky hairs. Flowers in the axils of scale-like bracts. Corolla c. 3 cm long and 2.5-3 cm in diameter, pink with a white or cream-coloured throat, glandular hairy on the outside.
Derivation of specific name:
randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Occurring in montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 2200 m
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 June 2010
Scrophulariaceae Philcox, D. (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 93 - 95. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Harveya randii: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Harveya randii External websites: African Plant Database
Harveya randii Biodiversity Explorer
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Harveya randii ePIC
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Harveya randii Flora Zambesiaca
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Harveya randii IPNI
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Harveya randii Ispot Southern Africa
Harveya randii JSTOR Plant Science
Harveya randii Kew Herbarium catalogue
Harveya randii Tropicos
Harveya randii West African Plants database
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: Species information: Harveya randii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152310, retrieved 29 October 2016
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