1. Family: Orobanchaceae Vent.
    1. Genus: Harveya Hook.
      1. Harveya tanzanica Hepper

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Morogoro District: Mkobwe, Drummond & Hemsley 1868 (K!, holo.; EA!, iso.)
    Habit
    Perennial root parasite, drying black.
    Stem
    Stems 1–5 cm long with numerous nodes
    Leaves
    Leaves absent or reduced to scales ± 2 mm long, the upper ovate, ± 7 mm long, glabrous or ciliate at margins; bracts scarlet, ovate, 7–l0 mm long, 3–5 mm broad, ± acute, ciliate
    Calyx
    Calyx scarlet, tubular; tube 12–20 mm long, glabrous to pubescent on the veins, teeth shortly triangular, ± 3 mm long, ciliate
    Corolla
    Corolla red or deep scarlet outside, shading to pale yellow at base, deep scarlet inside changing abruptly to yellow at mouth of tube; tube 45–50 mm long, lobes rounded, 8–15 mm long
    Stamens
    Stamens nearly equal; filaments ± 30 mm long, inserted at same level, pubescent at base; anthers with perfect locule acute, sterile locule long-apiculate; style clubshaped
    Fruits
    Capsule and seed not seen.
    Ecology
    Wet upland forest floor; 1250–1600 m
    Conservation
    Although the species is not uncommon it is very localised and the habitat is under pressure being converted into agricultural land; assessed here as Vulnerable (VU B2a)
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T6
    [FTEA]
    Use
    None recorded on specimens from our area

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Harveya tanzanica Hepper appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 16, 2004 Drummond, R.B. [1868], Tanzania K000405316 syntype
    Aug 16, 2004 Drummond, R.B. [1868], Tanzania K000405317

    First published in Kew Bull. 45: 374 (1990)

    Accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Scrophulariaceae: 1-211.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 45: 374 (1990).

    Sources

    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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