2074.180 Agelanthus Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with a single haustorial attachment; hairs simple or irregularly branched. Flowers in umbels, usually borne in clusters in the axils; bract cup-shaped with a small or leafy limb. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes much shorter than the tube, remaining erect and usually conspicuously banded in different colours, with vents developing in bud below the tip and with a short V-slit. Berry red.Agelanthus differs from Tapinanthus in the bands of colours on the flowers, the vents opening in mature buds and the corolla lobes remaining erect.

Worldwide: 59 species in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

Malawi: 11 taxa.

Agelanthus zizyphifolius subsp. vittatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bipartitus Balle ex Polhill & Wiens
fuellebornii (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,CDescription, Image
molleri (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens
nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & WiensDescription, Image
patelii Polhill & Timberlake INED.[NrEnd]S
pilosus Polhill & Wiens
pungu (De Wild.) Polhill & WiensN,C,SDescription, Image
songeensis Balle ex Polhill & WiensS
sp. aff. A. brunneus Balle & HalléS
subulatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensDescription, Image
zizyphifolius (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens subsp. vittatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Agelanthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Agelanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Agelanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Agelanthus
Flora of Zambia: Agelanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Agelanthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Agelanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Agelanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Agelanthus
Wikipedia: Agelanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agelanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Agelanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Agelanthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=498, retrieved 15 August 2022

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