Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze
var. sessiliflora

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Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luwawa Forest Reserve, Viphya, Mzimba

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Synonyms: Alectra barbata (Hiern) Melch.
Alectra melampyroides Benth.
Alectra senegalensis Benth. var. pallescens Bonati
Gerardia sessiliflora Vahl
Melasma barbatum Hiern
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Description:
See the more widespread var. senegalensis for general details. This variety is distinguished by the erectly held leaves that are all sessile.
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Derivation of specific name: sessiliflora: flowers without stalks
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 93.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 77. Under Scrophulariaceae

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 86 - 88.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 96.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 102.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96. As Alectra sessiliflora

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Flora of Malawi: Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora
Flora of Mozambique: Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora
Flora of Zambia: Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alectra sessiliflora
African Plant Database: Alectra sessiliflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alectra sessiliflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alectra sessiliflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alectra sessiliflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alectra sessiliflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alectra sessiliflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Alectra sessiliflora
iNaturalist: Alectra sessiliflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alectra sessiliflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Alectra sessiliflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alectra sessiliflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alectra sessiliflora
Plants of the World Online: Alectra sessiliflora
Tropicos: Alectra sessiliflora
Wikipedia: Alectra sessiliflora


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Alectra sessiliflora var. sessiliflora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=151820, retrieved 3 December 2020

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