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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Rwanda, Cyamudongo Forest, Fischer 575 (K!, holo.; BR, MJG, iso.)
    Habit
    Parasitic herb, entirely white, drying black.
    Stem
    Stems simple, aerial portion erect, (5–)10–40 cm high, lower part decumbent with numerous rootlets, glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves absent
    Bracts
    Bracts lanceolate, 2–6 mm long, acute
    Flowers
    Flowers opposite, in a lax terminal raceme; pedicels 1.5–2 mm
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 6–9 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes with a few hairs on the main veins; lobes 2–3 mm long, acuminate
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 12–13 mm long, lobes unequal, 3–8 mm long
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted 1/3 up corolla tube; filaments ± 6 mm long; anthers 2-thecate, all similar, rounded
    Stigma
    Stigma linear
    Fruits
    Capsule not seen.
    Ecology
    Montane forest floor leaf litter, parasitic on tree roots; 1500–2200 m
    Conservation
    So far known only from a few collections, and from the above cited collections in the Flora area, here assessed as Data Deficient (DD)
    Distribution
    Range: Rwanda, Burundi Flora districts: U2 K5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda

    Harveya alba Hepper appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2013 Lewalle, J. [5156], Burundi K000899623 Unknown type material
    Fischer, E. [575], Rwanda 73507.000 holotype
    Fischer, E. [575], Rwanda K000191505 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 47: 729 (1992)

    Accepted by

    • Morawetz, J.J. & Randle, C.P. (2010). The status of Harveya alba (Orobanchaceae) Kew Bulletin 65: 495-496. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.

    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/
    © 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