African Plant Database

Plicosepalus kalachariensis (Schinz) Danser
Information on the genus : Plicosepalus
Basionym : Loranthus kalachariensis Schinz
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus kalachariensis Schinz
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus acaciaedetinentis Dinter
=Plicosepalus acaciaedetinentis (Dinter) Danser
=Loranthus dinteri Schinz
=Loranthus splendens N.E. Br.
=Loranthus pentheri Schltr.
=*Plicosepalus curviflorus auct.
=*Plicosepalus curviflorus var. kalachariensis (Schinz) Balle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,3-2,5 m tall; leaves variably narrowly oblong to ± ovate (2-12 cm long, 0,4-5,5 cm wide), light green to glaucous, sometimes ± sagittate; corolla without tube, pink to red-orange, basally ± S-shaped, distal part recurving; berry red, urceolate.
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Ecology : Mixed woodland, Acacia and Brachystegia woodlands; usually on legumes (e. g. Acacia, Brachystegia, Julbernardia, Dichrostachys, Burkea), rarely on non-legumes (e. g. Acokanthera, Canthium, Commiphora).
  0-1850 m alt. Similar to P. curviflorus, but flowers (petals 4-5 cm long, not 2,5-3,5 cm) and fruits (12-15 mm long, 7-8 mm Ø, not 9-12 mm, 7 mm Ø) larger. Where the ranges meet (Tanzania) the ecology is slightly different[…]
  Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, NE S. Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 87 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 90-91 (1998).
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