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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Orobanchaceae
Tribus: Buchnereae
Genus: Alectra
Species: A. alectroides – A. aspera – A. atrosanguinea – A. aurantiaca – A. bainesii – A. basserei – A. basutica – A. capensis – A. chitrakutensis – A. dolichocalyx – A. dunensis – A. fluminensis – A. fruticosa – A. glandulosa – A. gracilis – A. hildebrandtii – A. hippocrepandra – A. hirsuta – A. humbertii – A. lancifolia – A. linearis – A. lurida – A. natalensis – A. orobanchoides – A. parasitica – A. parvifolia – A. pedicularioides – A. picta – A. pseudobarleriae – A. pubescens – A. pumila – A. rigida – A. schoenfelderi – A. sessiliflora – A. stricta – A. stolzii – A. thyrsoidea – A. virgata – A. vogelii – A. welwitschii

Alectra Thunb. Nov. Gen. Pl. 4: 81–82 (1784)

Type species: Alectra capensis Thunb. Nov. Gen. Pl. 4: 82 (1784)


Thunberg, C.P. (1784) Nova Genera Plantarum 4: 81–82.
Morawetz, J.J. & Wolfe, A.D. (2009) Assessing the Monophyly of Alectra and Its Relationship to Melasma (Orobanchaceae), Systematic Botany 34(3):561-569.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Alectra in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Oct. 3. Reference page. 2014. Alectra. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 18.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Alectra. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 18 2014.

Alectra is a genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae.[1] It comprises hemiparasitic species.

The genera Alectra comprises 34 species.[2]

Alectra alectroides (S.Moore) Melch.
Alectra arvensis (Benth.) Merr.
Alectra atrosanguinea (Hiern) Hemsl.
Alectra aurantiaca Hemsl.
Alectra bainesii Hemsl.
Alectra basserei Berhaut
Alectra basutica (E.Phillips) Melch.
Alectra capensis Thunb.
Alectra dolichocalyx Philcox
Alectra dunensis Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Alectra fruticosa Eb.Fisch.
Alectra glandulosa Philcox
Alectra gracilis S.Moore
Alectra hildebrandtii Eb.Fisch.
Alectra hirsuta Klotzsch
Alectra humbertii Eb.Fisch.
Alectra lancifolia Hemsl.
Alectra linearis Hepper
Alectra lurida Harv.
Alectra natalensis (Hiern) Melch.
Alectra orobanchoides Benth.
Alectra parasitica A.Rich.
Alectra parvifolia (Engl.) Schinz
Alectra pedicularioides Baker
Alectra picta (Hiern) Hemsl.
Alectra pseudobarleriae (Dinter) Dinter
Alectra pubescens Philcox
Alectra rigida (Hiern) Hemsl.
Alectra schoenfelderi Dinter & Melch.
Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze
Alectra stolzii Engl.
Alectra thyrsoidea Melch.
Alectra virgata Hemsl.
Alectra vogelii Benth.


Fl. Lusit. Bras. Spec.: 42 (1788)
Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 7 (1806)
Numer. List: n.º 3963 (1831)

Rev. Gén. Bot. 21: 204 (1909)


"Alectra — The Plant List (A working list of all plant species)".
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