Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 458 (1891)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa to Philippines. It is a hemiparasitic annual and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts. Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.
  • Morawetz, J.J. & Wolfe, A.D. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the Alectra sessiliflora complex (Orobanchaceae). Systematic Botany 36: 141-152.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2016). Flore du Gabon 48: 1-158. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea). Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Hepper in Kew Bull. 14: 404 (1960).
  • Melchior in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 15: 437 (1941)
  • Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 458 (1891)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (2000). Flore des Mascareignes 127-135: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India. Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Morawetz, J.J. & Wolfe, A.D. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the Alectra sessiliflora complex (Orobanchaceae). Systematic Botany 36: 141-152.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.Z.: 8(2): 86 (1990)
  • Fl. Ethiop. & Eritr. 5: 286 (2006).
  • K.B. 14: 405 (1960)
  • Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 458 (1891)
  • U.K.W.F.: 258, pl. 111 (1994)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 2013 Brown, E. [191], Uganda K000405206 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Schimper [1229], Ethiopia K000405212 syntype Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Schimper [1094], Ethiopia K000405215 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Schimper [1094], Ethiopia K000405216 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Kassner [2827], Congo, DRC K000405219 Unknown type material Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Overlaet, H.G.H. [s.n.], Congo K000405223 paratype Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000405224 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Heudelot [787], Guinea K000405225 syntype Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Galpin, E.E. [929], South Africa K000405348 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Buchanan, J. [520], Malawi K000405359 lectotype Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000405361 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Wallich, N. [3963], Myanmar K000899624 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Schimper [1094], Ethiopia K000405214 Yes
Jul 1, 2013 Bachmannia, J. [151], Malawi K000405358 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Edgewoth, M.P. [52], India K000899625 Yes
Oct 1, 2009 Luke [8636] K000191326 No
Jan 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [4231], Cameroon K000028852 No
Jan 1, 1960 Ngongi [15087], Cameroon K000028869 No
Jan 1, 1960 Mann, G. [1262], Cameroon K000028862 No
Jan 1, 1960 Maitland, T.D. [802], Cameroon K000028860 No
Jan 1, 1960 Maitland, T.D. [1181], Cameroon K000028859 No
Jan 1, 1960 Brenan, J.P.M. [9345], Cameroon K000028855 No
Jan 1, 1960 Migeod, F. W. H. [115], Cameroon K000028871 No
Jan 1, 1960 Migeod, F. W. H. [56], Cameroon K000028870 No
Jan 1, 1960 Mann, G. [1985], Cameroon K000028863 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [9551], Tanzania 24491.000 No
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000405208 Yes
Gerrard, W.T. [291], South Africa K000405338 Yes
Sutherland [s.n.], South Africa K000405339 Yes
Rehamann, A. [6617], South Africa K000405344 Yes
Ecklon [s.n.], South Africa K000405346 Yes
South Africa K000405345 Yes
Baum, H. [738], Angola K001009033 Yes
Baum, H. [424], Angola K001009034 Yes
Drège [130a], South Africa K000405343 Yes
Gossweiler, J. [9823], Angola K001009030 Yes
Boughey, A.S. [10548], Cameroon K000028872 No
Welwitsch [5801], Angola K001009032 Yes
Boughey, A.S. [10548], Cameroon K000028873 No
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000405207 Yes
Drège [130d], South Africa K000405342 Yes
Krauss [168], South Africa K000405347 Yes
Cooper, T. [2900], South Africa K000405341 Yes
Harris, T. [245], Mozambique K000613320 No
Krauss [168], South Africa K000405340 Yes
Welwitsch [5802], Angola K001009031 Yes
Jan 1, 2004 Ghogue, J.-P. [1110], Cameroon Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000212988 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9471], Cameroon Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000198189 No
Nov 1, 1986 Thomson [s.n.], South Africa Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000405360 Yes
Jan 1, 1980 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8585], Cameroon Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000028867 No
Brunt, M.A. [889], Cameroon Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000028868 No
Sanford, W.W. [5444], Cameroon Alectra sessiliflora var. monticola K000198190 No
Chandler, P. [77], Uganda Alectra asperrima 16346.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8254], Tanzania Alectra asperrima 24451.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [9784], Tanzania Alectra asperrima 24496.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3963], Myanmar Hymenospermum dentatum K001117737 Yes
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India Alectra thomsonii K000999872 Yes
Thomson, T. [s.n.], India Alectra thomsonii K000999873 Yes
Gossweller, J. [378], South Africa Alectra trinervis K000405362 Unknown type material Yes
Drummond, R.B. [2704], Tanzania Alectra communis 11201.000 No
Faulkner, H. [1260], Tanzania Alectra communis 17711.000 No
Watermeyer, A.M. [65], Tanzania Alectra communis 2538.000 No
Watermeyer, A.M. [90], Tanzania Alectra communis 2539.000 No
Chancellor, R.J. [139], Uganda Alectra senegalensis 2540.000 No

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