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Tapinanthus pentagonia (DC.) Tiegh.
Information on the genus : Tapinanthus
Basionym : Loranthus pentagonia DC.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus pentagonia DC.
 Scurrula pentagonia (DC.) G. Don
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tapinanthus senegalensis (De Wild.) Danser
=Tapinanthus pentagonia var. senegalensis (De Wild.) Balle
=Loranthus senegalensis De Wild. (1903)
=Tapinanthus pentagonia var. guineensis Balle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous shrub with spreading stems to c. 1 m long; leaves occasionally ternate, petiolate, coriaceous, glaucous; corolla-tube short (2,5-3 cm), dull red, whitish above, lobes reflexed; bud-heads winged.
Ecology : Wooded grassland; on various hosts, commonly Acacia and Combretum, also Butyrospermum paradoxum in places; crop, shade and ornamental trees.
  Variable in shape and size of leaves.
  from near sea-level - ? The name T. pentagonia has been applied to several taxa with less marked wings on corolla bud-heads. (e. g. T. globiferus with which confusions have been made).
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carte afrique num 25396
Record n°25396
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