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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect or decumbent short-rooted annual to 20 cm. tall; branches 5–12 cm. long, opposite, widely spreading to 90° with main stem, shortly white hispid-pubescent to pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 15–30 x 1.5–4 mm., opposite or subopposite, narrowly lanceolate, acute, broadly cuneate to subcordate at base, sessile, coarsely remotely dentate with 3–5 prominent teeth on each margin, densely short, fine hispid-pubescent above, more coarsely so on margin and major nerves beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary in axils of leaves or leaf-like bracts, pedicellate.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 3–6 mm. long, pubescent.
    Bracts
    Bracts similar to leaves, exceeding flowers or not.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles 4–5 x 0.5–0.8 mm., subopposite, arising on pedicel up to 1.5 mm. below calyx, linear, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–9 mm. long, generally short fine hispid-pubescent, eglandular or with few stipitate glands present towards base, prominently 10-ribbed; lobes 1.5–2.5 mm. long, triangular, acute.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale yellow to pale orange, c.11 mm. long, sparsely short glandular-pilose without.
    Stamens
    Filaments glabrous or very rarely subglabrous with occasional hair present, not clearly bearded; anther thecae apiculate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 7.5 x 4.5 mm., ovoid-ellipsoid.

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    Distribution

    Alectra pubescens Philcox appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1986 Richards, H. M. [16254], Zambia K000197082 holotype

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

    Accepted by

    • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    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