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DescriptionHemiparasitic 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.