Englerina oedostemon (Danser) Polhill & Wiens

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Englerina oedostemon

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Christmas Pass, Mutare

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Christmas Pass, Mutare

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Bunga Forest, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

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Norseland, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

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John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Eagle School turn off, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Eagle School turn off, Vumba

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Synonyms: Englerina umtaliensis Balle
Loranthus pungwensis Weim.
Tapinanthus oedostemon Danser
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Status: Native
Description:
Small parasitic shrub with spreading stems. Branchlets slightly flattened, hairless, sometimes with short, spreading, glandular hairs at base of young shoots. Leaves reddish-brown to dark green, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, acuminate, hairless. Flowers in umbels, 4-10-flowered. Corolla 1.5-2 cm, orange-yellow; lobes reflexed, linear. Stamen filaments green, partly fused with the corolla lobes. Berry obovoid.
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Habitat: In evergreen forest and woodland, particularly in small patches of forest scrub in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1860 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the mountains on the Mozambique border, from Nyanga to Tsetsera.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 8 June 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 80.

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.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 130. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 138 - 149. (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: Englerina oedostemon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120920, retrieved 1 July 2016

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