African Plant Database

Agelanthus sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Polhill & Wiens
Information on the genus : Agelanthus
Basionym : Loranthus sambesiacus Engl. & Schinz
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus sambesiacus Engl. & Schinz
 Tapinanthus sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Danser
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous shrub c. 0,5 m with compressed twigs; leaves (sub-)opposite, coriaceous, very variable in length (4-14 x 0,4-1,2 cm); corolla orange-yellow with ribbed apical swelling; lobes erect, rather long, keeled; fruit unknown?
Ecology : Dry deciduous woodland and bushland, in valleys and scarps of rivers; often on Commiphora.
  200-1150 m alt.
  NE S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite- Ht 0.5 m. Alt: up to 550 m. Distribution: LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 87 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 171-172 (1998).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 25732
Record n°25732
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