Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Scrophulariales (99)

        Family: Orobanchaceae (13) (family description)

          Genus: Alectra (1)

           Epithet: sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze (1)

Synonyms: Alectra barbata (Hiern) Melch., Alectra melampyroides Benth., Alectra thomsonii Hook.f., Melasma barbatum Hiern, Nigrina sessiflora Kuntze, Rhinanthus scaber Thunb.

barbata => bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs

barbatum => bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs

melampyroides => resembling Melampyrum

scaber => rough

sessiflora => bearing sessile, or stalk-less flowers

sessiliflora => bearing sessile, or stalk-less flowers

thomsonii => in honor of [1] Thomas Thomson (1817–1878), Scots-born physician and botanist or [2] George Malcolm Thomson (1849–1933), New Zealand educator and botanist

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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