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

Zambia: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
asperrima Benth.E
dolichocalyx PhilcoxSLk,S
glandulosa Philcox[End][LR-lc]N,WNw
orobanchoides Benth.N,W,C,E,SLkDescription, Image
parasitica A.Rich.N
picta (Hiern) Hemsl.WImage
pubescens Philcox[End][LR-lc]NN
rigida (Hiern) Hemsl.Lp
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. sessiliflora W
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. monticola (Engl.) Melch.W
sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze var. senegalensis (Benth.) HepperLk,WDescription, Image
vogelii Benth.SImage

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 Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Alectra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1289, retrieved 17 February 2020

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