1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Harveya Hook.
      1. Harveya obtusifolia (Benth.) Vatke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual, more or less densely glandular-pilose herb; stems erect, simple 20–50 cm. tall, to c. 6 mm. in diam.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to subopposite; upper 30–55 x 5–14 mm., lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, entire, obtuse or acute, cuneate at base, scabrid on margin and midrib beneath; lower small, scale-like.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves, opposite, curved, pedicellate, pedicels 7–11 mm. long, erect, lengthening to 20 mm. or more at maturity.
    Calyx
    Calyx 15–20 mm. long, sparsely to densely glandular-pilose; lobes 5–10 mm. long, unequal, lanceolate-triangular, acute.
    Corolla
    Corolla with yellowish-green tube flushed with pink, lobes similar but occasionally with more intense pink; tube 20–30 mm. long, c. 3 mm. wide at base, widening to c. 8–12 mm. at mouth, glandular-pilose to subglabrous; lobes 5–8(10) mm. in diam., subcircular, spreading; limb to 25 mm. in diam.
    Fruits
    Capsule 10 x 7 mm., ovoid or broadly ellipsoid, glabrous, shortly beaked.
    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: Madagascar, Lyall 228 (K!, holo.; K!, P! iso.)
    Habit
    Green-stemmed parasitic herb.
    Stem
    Stem simple, erect, 10–60 cm high, ± 3.5 mm thick, sparsely glandular-pilose
    Leaves
    Leaves few, opposite or subopposite, sessile, lanceolate, lower leaves scale-like or small and increasing in size upwards to 50 mm long and 15 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins entire, glandular-pilose
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in upper axils of leafy bracts; bracts elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, often longer than calyx and corolla; pedicels 4–11 mm long, glandular-pilose
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular-campanulate, 10–20 mm long, ± glandular-pilose; lobes triangular, unequal, 6–8 mm long
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish yellow, tube curved, ± 20 mm long, lobes pinkish, suborbicular, 5–10 mm in diameter
    Filaments
    Filaments pilose at the apex
    Stigma
    Stigma ± exserted
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 10 mm long, shortly beaked
    Figures
    Fig 34, p 119
    Ecology
    Among grass in thickets, bushland, fields and orchards; 350–1800 m
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC); widespread and common
    Note
    In the protologue for H. helenae the type locality is given as Broken Hill which is in Zambia, but as for all other species described by Buscalioni & Muschler in 1913, this is incorrect. The type is from Galeb, Eritrea (see E.J. 53: 372 (1915)); this also notes that H. helenae was removed from the same plant as the type of H. foliosa, Schweinfurth 1730 & 1316, which (the later name) was never validly published.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 U3 U 4 ; K1 K3 K4 K7 T1 T3 T6 T 7Z Range: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Madagascar, Yemen
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

    Harveya obtusifolia (Benth.) Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond, R.B. [3215], Tanzania 11217.000
    Archbold, M.E. [468], Tanzania 27994.000
    Baron, R. [128], Madagascar K000405315
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [3836], Madagascar K000405312
    Lyall [228], Madagascar K000405314 holotype
    Lyall [228], Madagascar K000405313 isotype

    First published in Abh. Naturwiss. Vereins Bremen 9: 130 (1885)

    Accepted by

    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin (ed.), Fl. Somal.: 3: 581 (2006).
    • U.K.W.F.: 262 (1994)
    • F.Z.: 8(2): 95 (1990)
    • F.T.A. 4(2): 437 (1906)
    • Engl., P.O.A. C.: 362 (1895)
    • Abhandl. Natrw. Ver. Bremen 9: 130 (1885)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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