African Plant Database

Agelanthus transvaalensis (Sprague) Polhill & Wiens
Information on the genus : Agelanthus
Basionym : Loranthus kraussianus var. transvaalensis Sprague
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus kraussianus var. transvaalensis Sprague
 Tapinanthus kraussianus subsp. transvaalensis (Sprague) Wiens
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy glabrous shrub 0,6-1 m; twigs compressed; leaves subopposite, coriaceous, shiny light green; corolla rather short, yellow(-green) sometimes flushed reddish, apical swelling ribbed; lobes erect, keeled.
Ecology : Coastal forest edges and bushland; on a wide range of hosts, also epiparasite on Viscum; 60-840 m alt. (S. Africa).
  Closely related to A. igneus.
  NE S. Africa, Swaziland
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Parasite- Ht 0.6 - 1 m. Alt: 60 - 840 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 87 (1997).
  • Mistletoes Afr. : 169 (1998).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 25734
Record n°25734
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