Harveya randii Hiern

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Harveya randii

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Status: Native
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
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 June 2010

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 78. Under Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 93 - 95. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Harveya randii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152310, retrieved 30 May 2024

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