7627.000 Harveya Hook.

Description of the genus

Erect or ascending, parasitic herbs, usually turning black on drying. Leaves opposite or alternate, usually, at least to some extent, reduced to scales. Flowers either solitary and axillary or in terminal spikes or racemes. Calyx 5-toothed or 5-lobed. Corolla tube narrow below and much enlarged above; lobes 5. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous, one theca perfect, the other empty. Capsule ovoid to subspherical.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
huillensis Hiern
obtusifolia (Benth.) VatkeN

Other sources of information about Harveya:

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Flora of Mozambique: Harveya
Flora of Zambia: Harveya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Harveya

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Harveya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Harveya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Harveya
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Harveya
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iNaturalist: Harveya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Harveya
JSTOR Plant Science: Harveya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Harveya
Plants of the World Online: Harveya
Tropicos: Harveya
Wikipedia: Harveya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Harveya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1299, retrieved 30 September 2023

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