African Plant Database

Tapinanthus erianthus (Sprague) Danser
Information on the genus : Tapinanthus
Basionym : Loranthus erianthus Sprague
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus erianthus Sprague
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub with spreading stems to c. 1 m; twigs velvety puberulent, sometimes with longer spreading hairs; leaves ± sessile, coriaceous, grey-green to glaucous, ovate; corolla-tube dull to dark red, lobes green, spreading;[…]
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Ecology : Upland and riverine forest, forest edges, extending into Brachystegia woodland; also plantations, gardens (common in gardens of Elisabethville, Haut-Katanga, Zaire); on various hosts (e. g. Rhus, Cassine aethiopica, Duranta repens, Eucalyptus, Citrus).
  900-2200 m alt. Similar to T. quequensis; ranges overlap in W Zambia where field comparisons would be needed for separation.
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Record n°25387
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