1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Alectra Thunb.
      1. Alectra bainesii Hemsl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Botswana.

    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Erect herb to 10 cm. tall, almost leafless; stem thick, glabrous, simple or rarely once-branched.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–4.5 x 2.5–4 mm., scale-like, reniform, sessile, closely appressed.
    Flowers
    Flowers crowded at ends of stems, subsessile.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels up to 0.5 mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts 5.5–6(14) mm. wide, broadly ovate, obtuse, entire or with one to two teeth on each side, 3–5-nerved, shortly hispid-pilose.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles 3.5–6 x 0.75–1 mm., oblong-spathulate, obtuse, shortly hispid-pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5.5–7.5 mm. long, subglabrous to hispid; lobes equal to subequal, 1.3–2 mm. long, broadly triangular, obtuse.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow-orange, 8–11 mm. long, deeply 5-lobed; lobes longer than tube, spathulate to rounded, undulate, strongly veined.
    Stamens
    Stamens appearing subequal; filaments 1.5–2 mm. long, heavily bearded below anthers, otherwise glabrous; anthers unequal c. 0.75–1 mm. long, cylindric-ovoid, obtuse, not apiculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5 mm. in diam., globose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Zimbabwe

    Alectra bainesii Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1986 Baines, T. [s.n.], Botswana K000405204 holotype

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 4(2): 365 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0