Vanwykia remota (Baker & Sprague) Wiens

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Vanwykia remota

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

Vanwykia remota

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

Vanwykia remota

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

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Synonyms: Loranthus remotus Baker & Sprague
Tapinanthus remotus (Baker & Sprague) Danser
Common names:
Status: Native
Parasitic shrub up to 1.5 m long, pendent when older. Branchlets with whitish hairs 1-2 mm long. Leaves opposite to subopposite, occasionally alternate or clustered on short shoots, elliptic-obovate to elliptic-ovate or subcircular, tomentellous when young, glabrescent with age. Flowers in few-flowered axillary umbels and around old nodes. Corolla 4-5 cm, yellow-green and whitish tomentose outside, green turning reddish inside; lobes 8-10 mm, spathulate. Anthers scarlet, 2.5-4 mm. Berry red, cylindric, tomentose.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, wooded grassland and riverine fringes, mostly on Ficus spp but also on Combretum and legumes.
Altitude range: (metres) 450 - 1000 m
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: From eastern Tanzania to northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 November 2006

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 173 - 174. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vanwykia remota., retrieved 21 October 2016

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