African Plant Database

Tapinanthus dependens (Engl.) Danser
Information on the genus : Tapinanthus
Basionym : Loranthus dependens Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus dependens Engl.
 Acrostephanus dependens (Engl.) Tiegh.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus alatus De Wild. (1903)
=Loranthus gomesii E.A. Bruce
=Loranthus guttatus Sprague
=Tapinanthus guttatus (Sprague) Danser
=Loranthus homblei De Wild.
=Tapinanthus homblei (De Wild.) Danser
=Tapinanthus alatus Danser
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub with spreading-pendent stems 1-3 m long, glabrous, iron-grey, densely lenticellate; leaves petiolate, coriaceous, dull green, lanceolate, sometimes glandular-hairy at first; corolla-tube pink to crimson,[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia and mixed woodland; nearly always on Brachystegia, Julbernardia; a local form in S part of Tanzania on Lannea schimperi, adapted to fire (with many shoots arising from the swollen branches of the host, and all ascend);[…]
  Variable in habit (some with long pendent stems), shape of leaves (especially when on Brachystegia), colour of flowers.
  near coast-1800 m alt. Plants growing on Uapaca: confusion possible with T. forbesii, a closely related species with shorter calyx (1-1,5 mm long, not 2-4 mm).
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Record n°25385
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