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Tapinanthus globiferus (A. Rich.) Tiegh.
Information on the genus : Tapinanthus
Basionym : Loranthus globiferus A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus globiferus A. Rich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus dodensis Engl. & K. Krause
=Loranthus globiferus var. angustifolius Schweinf.
=Loranthus globiferus var. bornuensis Sprague
=Tapinanthus globiferus subsp. bornuensis (Sprague) Balle
=Loranthus globiferus var. salicifolius Sprague
=Loranthus verrucosus Engl.
=Tapinanthus verrucosus (Engl.) Tiegh.
=Loranthus globiferus var. verrucosus (Engl.) Sprague
=Tapinanthus kerstingii (Engl.) Balle
=Loranthus kerstingii Engl.
=Loranthus lanceolatus var. corniculatus Sprague
=Loranthus lingelsheimii Pax
=Loranthus ostinii Chiov.
=Tapinanthus rosiflorus (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser
=Loranthus rosiflorus Engl. & K. Krause
=Tapinanthus rubrovittatus (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser
=Loranthus rubrovittatus Engl. & K. Krause
=Loranthus spathulifolius Engl. & K. Krause
=Loranthus winkleri Engl.
=Tapinanthus voltensis Tiegh. ex Balle
=*Loranthus congestus R. Br. (1814)
=Tapinanthus pentagonia auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 2 m Ø, with spreading-pendulous stems, glabrous except for ciliolate bracts and calyx; leaves petiolate, coriaceous, green to glaucous; corolla-tube shining (pink to red), rarely white apart from filament-lines, lobes reflexed;[…]
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Ecology : Wooded grassland; “brousse tigrée”; fringing forest; bush savanna, in dry country; bare rocky mountain slope with Boswellia papyrifera, Terminalia brownii, Lannea fulva, Euphorbia magnicapsula, Xerophyta simulans, etc.;[…]
  Variable in shape and colour (glaucous or not) of leaves, shape of flower bud heads, colour of flowers (see Polhill & Wiens, 1998: 202); “typical” features of the species break down in S, SE and E parts of the range. […]
  Yemen, Saudi Arabia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 213
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 192
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:274 (2012)
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 540
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