Tall White Ink-flower

Scientific Name
Harveya speciosa Bernh.
Higher Classification
Cycnium tubatum (E.Mey. ex Drège) Benth., Harveya anisodonta C.A.Sm., Harveya cathcartensis Kuntze, Harveya tubata (E.Mey. ex Drège) Hook. ex Steud. as "Harwaya", Harveya tubata (E.Mey. ex Drège) Reuter, Orobanche tubata E.Mey. ex Drège
Common Names
Inkblom (a), Isinama (x), Mokunye (ss), Seona (ss), Tall White Ink-flower (e), Umshelezana Omhlophe (z)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Harveya cathcartensis KuntzeData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Harveya anisodonta C.A.Sm.Data Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Harveya speciosa Bernh.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Harveya anisodonta C.A.Sm.Data Deficient Pfab and Victor (2002)

Pfab, M.F. and Victor, J.E. 2002. Threatened plants of Gauteng, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 68:370-375.

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Harveya speciosa Bernh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/20

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