Alectra dunensis Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Alectra dunensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Xai-Xai (Praia Velha, Gaza Province), Mozambique

Alectra dunensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Xai-Xai (Praia Velha, Gaza Province), Mozambique

Alectra dunensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Xai-Xai (Praia Velha, Gaza Province), Mozambique

Alectra dunensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Xai-Xai (Praia Velha, Gaza Province), Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, hemiparasitic herb. Subterranean stems simple, 4-10 cm long, orange, glabrous. Cauline leaves 4-15 × 5-10 mm, bright green, turning black when dry, opposite, decussate, erecto-patent, ovate-orbicular, thickly-textured, obtuse, subsessile. Bracts leaf-like. Flowers sessile. Calyx campanulate. Corolla 2-lipped with two upper and three lower. Stamens 4, equal. Capsule subglobose, c. 7 × 7 mm.
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Derivation of specific name: dunensis: occurring on dunes.
Habitat: On sand dunes.
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Worldwide distribution: Coastal KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 31 May 2015
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1979). Notes on some plants of Southern Africa, VIII Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 37(2) Pages 309 - 311. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alectra dunensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alectra dunensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alectra dunensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alectra dunensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alectra dunensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alectra dunensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Alectra dunensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alectra dunensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alectra dunensis
Plants of the World Online: Alectra dunensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Alectra dunensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Alectra dunensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=219090, retrieved 7 December 2019

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