African Plant Database

Plicosepalus sagittifolius (Engl.) Danser
Information on the genus : Plicosepalus
Basionym : Loranthus undulatus var. sagittifolius Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus undulatus var. sagittifolius Engl.
 Loranthus sagittifolius (Engl.) Sprague
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub with heteromorphic leaves, those on long shoots sessile, sagittate at base, those on short shoots petiolate, ± orbicular; umbels on short shoots leafy at base; corolla yellow, ageing orange-red, without tube,[…]
Ecology : Deciduous bushland, Acacia-Commiphora bushland/woodland, Acacia woodland, coastal bushland; mostly on Acacia mellifera (Ethiopia) and other Acacia species, rarely on Albizia, Commiphora; ; berry red.
  Variable in size and shape of leaves (0,8-4,5-6 cm long, 0,5-3 cm wide).
  30-2300 m alt. Closely related to P. curviflorus; similarity between the two is evident especially along the Rift, perhaps as a result of secondary introgression (fide Polhill & Wiens, 1998: 90). In Ethiopia the boundary falls in central Sidamo.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 172
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 87 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 88-90 (1998).
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carte afrique num 25306
Record n°25306
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