African Plant Database

Erianthemum dregei (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Tiegh.
Information on the genus : Erianthemum
Basionym : Loranthus dregei Eckl. & Zeyh.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus dregei Eckl. & Zeyh.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus dregei f. obtusifolius Engl.
=Loranthus dregei var. subcuneifolius (Engl.) Sprague
=Loranthus dregei f. subcuneifolius Engl.
=*Loranthus oblongifolius E. Mey. ex Drège
=Loranthus roseus Klotzsch
=Loranthus dregei var. roseus (Klotzsch) Fiori
=Loranthus hirsutiflorus Klotzsch
=Loranthus dregei var. sodenii Engl.
=Loranthus dregei var. kerenicus Sprague
=Loranthus dregei var. nyasicus Sprague
=Loranthus dregei var. ovatus Sprague
=Loranthus dregei var. foliaceus Sprague
=Loranthus dregei var. kilimanjaricus Sprague
=*Loranthus heterochromus K. Krause
=Erianthemum linguiforme (Peter) Danser
=Loranthus linguiformis Peter
=Loranthus ulugurensis auct.
=Loranthus oblongifolius A. Rich. (1843)
=Erianthemum heterochromum Danser
=*Erianthemum hirsutiflorum Balle
=Loranthus sodenii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby plant with stout, roughly fissured, well branched, spreading to pendent stems to 1,5-2 m; twigs tomentellous with white-brownish stellate and shortly dendritic hairs, glabrescent; leaves opposite to alternate,[…]
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Ecology : Margins of evergreen forest; (coastal) bushland, (Brachystegia) woodland, wooded grassland, disturbed places; on a wide range of hosts.
  Variable species: coastal (= lowland) populations with smaller flowers and bracts and more elongate leaves; those of the E highlands with ± foliaceous bracts and shorter leaves; those of the W areas with less leafy bracts and variably shaped leaves.
  0-2650 m alt. (0-1600 m, Somalia; 1350-2000 m, Ethiopia).
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite- Ht 0.4 - 2 m. Alt: 5 - 1525 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 53: t.2084 (1994).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 86 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 237-238 (1998).
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carte afrique num 25316
Record n°25316
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