African Plant Database

Globimetula braunii (Engl.) Danser
Information on the genus : Globimetula
Basionym : Loranthus braunii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus braunii Engl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus braunii var. descampsii (Engl. ex T. Durand & De Wild.) Sprague
=Loranthus descampsii Engl. ex T. Durand & De Wild.
=Loranthus braunii var. laurentii (Engl. ex T. Durand & De Wild.) Sprague
=Loranthus braunii var. talbotii S. Moore
=Loranthus braunii var. unguiformis (Engl.) Sprague
=Loranthus unguiformis Engl.
=Loranthus zenkeri Engl.
=Loranthus braunii var. zenkeri (Engl.) Sprague
=Loranthus elongatus De Wild. (1905)
=Loranthus laurentii Engl. ex T. Durand & De Wild.
=Loranthus nigrescens De Wild. & T. Durand (1902)
=Loranthus scarlatinus Engl. & K. Krause
=Loranthus togoensis Engl. & K. Krause
=Globimetula unguiformis (Engl.) Tiegh.
=Globimetula zenkeri (Engl.) Tiegh.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy or lianiform plant to 4 m long; twigs glabrous, terete or elliptic in section; leaves (sub-)opposite or sometimes ternate (in Zaire), fleshy, reddish when young; corolla red or pink, with very short calyx (cf. under G. anguliflora).
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Ecology : Evergreen and riverine forest,often at edges or clearings nearby;upland rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga[...], in disturbed place on edge;in plantation of (and on) Coffea,Hevea,[…]on a large variety of hosts and prone to invade plantations.
  1050-1900 m alt. The most widespread species in the genus, more variable than and often confused with other species (cf. G. anguliflora, G. kivuensis). Local races occur, with some specialization of host range.
  E. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°25676 modified 2007-04-03
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