African Plant Database

Erianthemum nyikense (Sprague) Danser
Information on the genus : Erianthemum
Basionym : Loranthus nyikensis Sprague
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus nyikensis Sprague
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus subsericeus Weim.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems spreading, to c. 1 m, much branched; twigs tomentose with stellate and ± dendritic ± fulvous hairs, glabrescent; leaves densely stellate-pubescent, (sub-)opposite, soon clustered on short shoots; corolla greenish, flushed yellow-orange[…]
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Ecology : Montane forest edges; along rivers; higher-rainfall woodland; on various hosts (e. g. Maprounea, Syzygium, Tecomaria).
  350-1600 m alt. Rarely collected. Similar to the more southerly E. ngamicum, but bracts forming a leafy involucre.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 242 (1998).
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carte afrique num 25323
Record n°25323
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