Botanical name

Harveya squamosa



Common Name

Jakkalskosinkblom, Orange Inkflower
Harveya squamosa
Harveya squamosa
Harveya squamosa


Stout, fleshy parasitic perennial up to 20cm. Leaves scale-like, lacking chlorophyll; flowers sparsely hairy in long dense racemes, tubular, orange with a yellow throat, short petals about 4cm long; stigma knob-like.

Most likely pollinated by sunbirds.

The host plants of this root parasite are usually restios of the genus Willdenowia and daisies in the genus Othonna.


Deep sandy soils.

Flower Date

September to December