1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Alectra Thunb.
      1. Alectra glandulosa Philcox

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to Central Tanzania and N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect or decumbent annual herb, 6–14 cm. tall, simple or with branches up to 20 cm. long; branches mostly opposite, widely spreading, leafy.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, (10)15–30(50) x 1–4 mm., lanceolate-oblong to lanceolate-elliptic, retrorse hispid-pilose, short hispid-scabrid on margins and midrib beneath, glabrous above, apex acute or obtuse, narrowly or broadly cuneate at base, margin with 1–3(5) prominent teeth on each side.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in axils of leaf-like bracts, pedicellate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 1–3(5) mm. long, slender.
    Bracts
    Bracts similar to leaves, longer or shorter than flowers.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles c. 6 x 0.5 mm., narrowly linear, minutely hispid on margin.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–8.5(13) mm. long, prominently 10-nerved, stipitate-glandular mixed with short white hairs on nerves; lobes 1–1.75 mm. long, subequal, broadly triangular, obtuse, shortly hispid on margin.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow, (10)15–19 mm. long, subdensely short glandular-pilose without; lobes 4–5 mm. long, rounded.
    Stamens
    Stamens subequal; filaments 3–6 mm. long, somewhat heavily bearded; anthers c. 1.5 mm. long, ellipsoid, apiculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 11 x 7 mm., broadly ovoid, obtuse.
    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Zambia, 42 km from Mwinilunga on road to Solwezi, Mundwizi Dambo, Philcox, Pope, Chisumpa & Ngoma 10350 (K!, holo.; BR, LISC, MO, NDO, SRGH, iso.)
    Habit
    Annual herb 9–23 cm high.
    Stem
    Stems erect to decumbent, branched and spreading, leafy, terete to angular, ± with furrows, retrorse pilose to hispid
    Leaves
    Leaves all opposite, sessile, lanceolate-oblong to lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 10–45 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base cuneate, margins with 1–3(–5) teeth on each side, usually 1-veined, but sometimes with 2 obscure lateral veins, retrorse hispid-pilose, short hispid to scabrid on margins and midrib beneath, glabrous above
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in the axils of leaf-like bracts; bracts similar to leaves, reducing in size upwards; bracteoles linear, 5–6 mm, acute, hispid; pedicels 1–3(–4) mm long, slender
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–8 mm long, campanulate, prominently 10-veined, stipitate-glandular and hispid, especially on veins; lobes subequal, broadly triangular, 1–2 mm, obtuse, margins hispid
    Corolla
    Corolla sulphur yellow with purple to reddish veins, 12–24 mm long, lobed above with rounded lobes, stipitate-glandular outside
    Stamens
    Stamens ± unequal; filaments bearded; anthers apiculate
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, 8–10 mm long, ± 7 mm in diameter, glabrous.
    Ecology
    Seasonally wet or flooded grassland, seepages; 1450–1700 m
    Conservation
    Known in the Flora area from a few collections from Tanzania; here assessed as Least Concern (LC) based on its distribution in Zambia
    Distribution
    Range: Zambia Flora districts: T4 T5
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Gabon, Zambia, Zaïre

    Alectra glandulosa Philcox appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Philcox, D. [10350], Zambia K000197080 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5486], Tanzania K000190716

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2.A, 60: 269 (1987)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F.Z.: 8(2): 86, t. 32 (1990).
    • Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 60: 269 (1987)

    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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