Globimetula mweroensis (Baker) Danser

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Globimetula mweroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Globimetula mweroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Globimetula mweroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

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Synonyms: Loranthus braunii sensu auct., non Engl.
Loranthus mweroensis Baker
Common names: Crimson mistletoe (English)
Parasitic shrub. The leaves are light green to yellowish green, leathery or slightly fleshy, elliptic, mostly blunt or rounded at the apex. The inflorescences in umbels of 3 to 9 crimson red flowers with a distinct apical swelling, which usually darkens on the mature buds.
Derivation of specific name: mweroensis: of Lake Mweru in Zambia, where the type specimen was collected.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - Aug
Worldwide distribution: E Angola, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 59.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 41, plate 62

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 170 - 172. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 118.

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Flora of Mozambique: Globimetula mweroensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Globimetula mweroensis., retrieved 24 April 2024

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