African Plant Database

Helixanthera garciana (Engl.) Danser
Information on the genus : Helixanthera
Basionym : Loranthus garcianus Engl.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus garcianus Engl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus messinensis N.E. Br.
=Helixanthera messinensis (N.E. Br.) Danser
=Loranthus rhodesicus Weim.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub with stems to c. 60 cm; branchlets soon thickening to 3-8 mm Ø, reddish brown turning grey; leaves (sub-)opposite, thickly succulent with glandular-hairy petiole; corolla orange-red, short; berry bright red, c. 1 cm Ø.
Ecology : Wooded grassland (drainage basins of the Limpopo, Sabi, lower Zambezi); on Sclerocarya, Commiphora.
  200-1300 m alt.
  NE S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite, Succulent- Ht 0.6 m. Alt: 450 - 1300 m. Distribution: LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 86 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 84-85 (1998).
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Record n°25213
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