African Plant Database


Tapinanthus letouzeyi (Balle) Polhill & Wiens
Family : LORANTHACEAE
Information on the genus : Tapinanthus
Basionym : Tapinanthus globiferus subsp. letouzeyi Balle
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tapinanthus globiferus subsp. letouzeyi Balle
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous shrub with stems c. 1 m long; leaves petiolate, thinly coriaceous, green, paler beneath, flushed red-violet when young, ± reddish on nerves beneath; corolla-tube red, calyx tubular, lobes reflexed; fruit unknown. – A striking species.
Ecology : Edges of montane forest and associated bushland, wooded grassland with Terminalia glaucescens; on various hosts (e. g. Entada abyssinica, Combretum molle, often Gnidia glauca).
  1300-2500 m alt.
  Known only from Bamenda Highlands (Cameroon). Red Data listed.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
 
Map
carte afrique num 25391
 
Record n°25391
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