Oedina Tiegh.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs extending to 2 m or more; hairs stellate and dendritic; twigs slightly compressed to angular, soon terete. Leaves mostly opposite or subopposite, rarely clustered, shortly petiolate. Flowers in racemes or spikes from axils and older nodes, few–many-flowered; bract small, unilateral. Calyx saucer-shaped to tubular, entire to shortly toothed; corolla joined up to halfway, 5-lobed, radially symmetrical to slightly zygomorphic, yellow to red without any marked colour-banding, lobes usually erect. Fruit a berry, blue-green, ovoid-ellipsoid. Seed orange to red.

Worldwide: Four species in Tanzania and Malawi.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
congdoniana Polhill & WiensN
pendens (Engl. & K. Krause) Polhill & Wiens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oedina
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Oedina.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2040, retrieved 29 November 2023

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