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Agelanthus subulatus (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens
Information on the genus : Agelanthus
Basionym : Loranthus subulatus Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Loranthus subulatus Engl.
 Tapinanthus subulatus (Engl.) Danser
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Loranthus chunguensis R. E. Fr.
=Tapinanthus chunguensis (R. E. Fr.) Danser
=Tapinanthus latibracteatus (Engl.) Danser
=Loranthus latibracteatus Engl.
=Loranthus thomasii Engl.
=Loranthus usambarensis Engl.
=Tapinanthus usambarensis (Engl.) Danser
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous attractive spreading shrub to 1-2 m, often with very short lateral branches; branchlets flattened, later terete or 4-angled to ± winged; leaves (sub-)opposite, thinly leathery, sometimes ± glaucous;[…]
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Ecology : (Coastal) bushland, (submontane) forest, (Brachystegia) woodland, wooded grassland; on Combretum, Syzygium guineense, and a variety of other families, e. g. legumes, cultivated trees, also epiparasite on other mistletoes,[...]
  Easily recognized species but also variable. Physiological races adapted to different hosts seem to exist. Variable in: outline of branchlets (angled-winged), size and development of spurs on bracts, insertion and shape of leaves.
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carte afrique num 25749
Record n°25749
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