Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Harveya purpurea

Click on the photo for a better picture
 Harveya purpurea   Harveya purpurea
 Harveya purpurea


Stony and sandy soils.


Flats and lower slopes.

Flowering time

September to December


Root holoparasitic plant up to 20cm high, with scale-like leaves. Flowers are hairy, in loose, short racemes, broadly funnel-shaped, and pink with yellow throat, about 30mm long. Stigma knob-like. Host plants are various fynbos shrubs, especially in the bellflower family, eg. roella, wahlenbergia. After W. Harvey, d. 1920, Irish treasurer-general of Cape and chief author of Flora Capensis, later professor of botany at Dublin.

Please sign the petition - We call on Donald Grant to scrap the Hermanus Bypass Road proposal

Executive Summary of Comments on Bypass FSC.pdf
Hermanus Botanical Society COMMENTS on Bypass Final Scoping Report.pdf
Letter - Not yet registered as an I&AP.pdf

Tweets by @fernkloofza

Hermanus Botanical Society Fernkloof Nursery


This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 27