Agelanthus fuellebornii (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens

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Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Agelanthus fuellebornii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

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Synonyms: Loranthus annulatus Engl. & K. Krause
Loranthus eylesii Sprague
Loranthus fuellebornii Engl.
Loranthus goetzei Sprague
Tapinanthus annulatus (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser
Tapinanthus eylesii (Sprague) Danser
Tapinanthus fuellebornii (Engl.) Danser
Tapinanthus goetzei (Sprague) Danser
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Parasitic shrub up to c. 1 m with densely lenticellate branches, all parts hairless. Leaves usually alternate, elliptic-oblong or sometimes slightly obovate, 4-13 cm long, thickly leathery, grey-green, the few main veins all ascending; petiole 5-20 mm long. Flowers in subsessile 1-6-flowered umbels (mostly 2-3-flowered); pedicels up to 2 mm long, set in saucer-shaped sockets. Corolla 3.5-5 cm long, reddish with yellow lobes and dark red tips; basal swelling ellipsoid to ovoid-globose, 5-6 mm long. Fruit an oblong-obovoid berry, 10 mm long,red when ripe, verrucose.
Notes: Most commonly on Protea, Dombeya, Cordia, Gymnosporia/Maytenus and Brachystegia.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed and miombo woodland, along forest edges and rivers, usually in areas with higher rainfall.
Altitude range: 1150 - 1950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 February 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 198. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. As Agelantha fuellebornii

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 153 - 154.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Agelanthus fuellebornii.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121070, retrieved 21 July 2017

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