Taxon: Alectra spp.

Genus: Alectra
Family: Orobanchaceae
Nomen number: 413714
Comment: catch-all record for unidentified or unnamed plants of Alectra
Name Verified on: 03-Jun-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Feb-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (fide USDA/APHIS)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West, - Transvaal, - Western Cape; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • China: China - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia

  • Naturalized:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama


  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)

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