Erianthemum dregei (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Tiegh.

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Erianthemum dregei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Erianthemum dregei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Erianthemum dregei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Erianthemum dregei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Loranthus dregei Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common in higher rainfall areas
Status: Native
Description:
Branched parasitic shrub with spreading or pendent stems, up to 1.5 m. Branchlets with white to fulvous stellate hairs. Leaves opposite to alternate, well spaced, elliptic-oblong to ovate, glabrous to subdensely stellate pubescent. Flowers in 2-6-flowered heads, axillary or at nodes below. Corolla 3-5 cm long, pale yellowish-green, sometimes flushed orange to pink on the tube above the basal swelling, usually densely silky hairy. Berry orange to bright red, 10-15 mm, including calyx, pilose; seed red.
Notes: Found on a wide variety of hosts, particularly Brachystegia spiciformis and Julbernardia globiflora. See E. ngamicum for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: dregei: after Johann Franz Drège (1794-1881), German horticulturalist, botanical collector and explorer who worked extensively in South Africa.
Habitat: In riverine fringes, miombo woodland at higher altitudes, and along forest edges.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to the Eastern Cape in South Africa, west to Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 6 April 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 81.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 126 - 127. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 72.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 237 - 238. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae FZ 9(3) Pages 180 - 182. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 374 - 375. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Erianthemum dregei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120950, retrieved 25 October 2014

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