Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Harveya capensis


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 Harveya capensis   Harveya capensis
 Harveya capensis   Harveya capensis
 Harveya capensis   Harveya capensis

Habitat

Lower slopes of mountains.

Altitude

Flowering time

November To February

Description

A holoparasitic, root parasite, up to 40cm high. Leaves are scale-like. Flowers in loose racemes, tubular with flaring petals, white or tinged pink, with a narrow, yellow throat, turning black if bruised. Calyx is hairy. Stigma knob-like. Host plants are various shrubs, including cliffortias, ericas and rhus. After William Harvey, d. 1920, Irish treasurer-general of the Cape Colony, chief author of Flora Capensis.

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2017 / 3 / 22