African Plant Database

Erianthemum ngamicum (Sprague) Danser
Information on the genus : Erianthemum
Basionym : Loranthus ngamicus Sprague
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus ngamicus Sprague
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to c. 1 m; twigs tomentose with whitish to pale brown stellate and short dendritic hairs, glabresent; leaves stellate-pubescent, opposite to alternate, soon clustered on short shoots; corolla greenish yellow, densely silky villous; fruit red.
Ecology : Acacia, mopane and mixed woodland and wooded grassland, in the drainage basin of the Limpopo and across the Kalahari, also coastal; on a wide range of hosts, commonly Combretaceae, legumes. 30-1500 m alt.
  Often confused with E. dregei with similar flowers but E. ngamicum with flowers emerging from a tuft of smaller hairy leaves.
  Botswana, NE Namibia, S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite- Ht 1 m. Alt: 30 - 1500 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 86
  • POLHILL R. & D. WIENS (1998). Mistletoes of Africa. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew : 240
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