7597.010 Alectra Thunb.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic annual or perennial herbs, usually erect and hispid, turning black when dried. Leaves opposite or alternate, sessile or ± so. Flowers solitary in upper axils. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous; filaments all bearded or the 2 larger ones only or all glabrous; anthers 2-thecal. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa and Asia

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

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orobanchoides Benth.Description, Image
pseudobarleriae (Dinter) Dinter
vogelii Benth.Image

Other sources of information about Alectra:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Alectra
Flora of Malawi: Alectra
Flora of Mozambique: Alectra
Flora of Zambia: Alectra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alectra

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alectra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alectra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alectra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alectra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alectra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Alectra.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1289, retrieved 17 July 2018

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