African Plant Database

Agelanthus pungu (De Wild.) Polhill & Wiens
Information on the genus : Agelanthus
Basionym : Loranthus pungu De Wild.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus pungu De Wild. (1903)
 Tapinanthus pungu (De Wild.) Danser
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus carsonii Baker & Sprague
=Tapinanthus carsonii (Baker & Sprague) Danser
=Loranthus ceciliae N.E. Br.
=Tapinanthus ceciliae (N.E. Br.) Danser
=Loranthus bulawayensis Engl.
=Tapinanthus bulawayensis (Engl.) Danser
=Loranthus blantyreanus Engl.
=Tapinanthus blantyreanus (Engl.) Danser
=Loranthus ceciliae var. buchananii Sprague
=Loranthus glaucescens Engl. & K. Krause
=Tapinanthus glaucescens (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser
=Loranthus luteiflorus Engl. & K. Krause
=Tapinanthus luteiflorus (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser
=Loranthus pungu var. angustifolius De Wild.
=Loranthus giorgii Balle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rounded shrub to 1,5 m, more pendulous with age; branchlets first compressed, soon terete, densely pubescent with short spreading hairs; leaves (sub-)opposite, glabrous, grey-green to blue-green, variable in size (4-10 x 1-5,5 cm);[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, wooded grassland, extending to forest edges and down rivers to mixed deciduous Acacia-Commiphora bushland; on a wide range of hosts, also epiparasite on other Loranthaceae species.
  Very variable in shape of leaves.
  150-2100 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, NE S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite- Ht 1.5 m. Alt: 610 - 765 m. Distribution: LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 87 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 180-181 (1998).
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carte afrique num 25731
Record n°25731
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