Kew Bulletin

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 495–496

The status of Harveya alba (Orobanchaceae)


DOI: 10.1007/s12225-010-9220-5

Cite this article as:
Morawetz, J.J. & Randle, C.P. Kew Bull (2010) 65: 495. doi:10.1007/s12225-010-9220-5


Originally described within Harveya, H. alba Hepper was transferred to Alectra, and nearly accommodated in its own monotypic genus. Recently published phylogenetic analyses support the placement of this species within Harveya as originally suggested by Hepper. The transfer is made here, and Harveya wysockiana is synonymised with H. alba.

Key Words

Alectra central Africa eastern Africa holoparasitic 

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© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rancho Santa Ana Botanic GardenClaremontUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesSam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA

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