Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Harveya squamosa

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 Harveya squamosa   Harveya squamosa
 Harveya squamosa   Harveya squamosa


Deep sandy soils.


Flowering time

September to December


Stout, fleshy holoparasitic plant up to 20cm high. Leaves scale-like. Flowers sparsely hairy, are in long, dense racemes, tubular, orange with a yellow throat, short petals and about 4cm long. Stigma knob-like. Most likely pollinated by sunbirds. The host plants of this root parasite are restios of the genus Willdenowia and daisies in the genus Othonna. From: William Harvey, d.1920, chief author of Flora Capensis, and later Professor of botany at Dublin.

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2017 / 3 / 22