African Plant Database

Agelanthus pilosus Polhill & Wiens
Protologue : Novon 7(3): 276 (1997)
Information on the genus : Agelanthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading densely hairy shrub to 2 m; branchlets with smaller leaves near their base; hairs short and long wispy (2 mm); leaves subopposite; flowers on short lateral branches, yellow to orange with red tips, conspicuously hairy; lobes erect, short, keeled
Ecology : Montane and riverine forest, forest patches; higher rain-fall Brachystegia woodland; on Bridelia micrantha, also Ficus sur, and various forest margin and woodland species.
  1050-1900 m alt. Related to coastal E.- and S. African Agelanthus species; distinguished from A. pungu in Malawi, by the hairiness, green leaves and keeled corolla lobes.
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