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Agelanthus nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) R. M. Polhill & D. Wiens

Derivation of specific name

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nyasicus: from Nyasaland, now Malawi
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Agelanthus nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & Wiens Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121120
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Description

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Parasitic shrub, up to 1.5 m, with relatively short lateral hairless branches. Leaves mostly subopposite or alternate on long shoots and with smaller, rounded leaves clustered at the base of short lateral branches, lanceolate ovate-elliptic, 3-12 cm long, leathery, grey-green to blue-green, hairless, with 3-6 pairs of lateral veins, the lower ones more ascending; petiole 5-20 mm long. Flowers in 6-16-flowered axillary umbels or heads. Corolla 4-6 cm long, orange to red with a yellow band around the vents; tip darker and ribbed; basal swelling up to 9 × 6 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid, with the tube constricted for 2-11 mm above the swelling; lobes erect, 9-11 mm long, hardened inside, keeled outside. Stamen filaments inflexed. 
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Agelanthus nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & Wiens Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121120
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Worldwide distribution

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Botswana, southeastern DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Agelanthus nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & Wiens Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121120
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Agelanthus nyasicus

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Agelanthus nyasicus is a species of hemiparasitic plant in the family Loranthaceae, which is native to Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre and Zimbabwe.[2]

Description

For brief descriptions, see the African Plant database[3] and Govaerts et al. (2018)[2] (based on Polhill & Wiens (2006).[4] For an image, see Flora of the World.[5]

Habitat/ecology

Agelanthus nyasicus is found at the edges of montane and riverine forest, generally in the higher-rainfall Brachystegia woodland[3][2] (or miombo woodlands) at altitudes of 100–1900 m.[2] Common hosts are Ficus, Bridelia and various legumes.[3][2]

References

  1. ^ Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. 1992. in J.-P. Lebrun & A.L. Stork, Enumération des plantes à fleurs d'Afrique tropicale. Volume II. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. 2: 164.
  2. ^ a b c d e Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. "Agelanthus nyasicus". in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques Ville de Geneve: "Agelanthus nyasicus". Accessed 24 March 2018
  4. ^ Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. 2006. Loranthaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 9:3.
  5. ^ "Flora of the World online"., (eds) Christopher Davidson, Sharon Christoph. 2018. "Image: Agelanthus nyasicus". Accessed 24 March 2018.

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Agelanthus nyasicus: Brief Summary

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Agelanthus nyasicus is a species of hemiparasitic plant in the family Loranthaceae, which is native to Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre and Zimbabwe.

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