Plicosepalus kalachariensis (Schinz) Danser

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Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, roadside near carpark

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, roadside near carpark

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, roadside near carpark

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, roadside near carpark

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, roadside near carpark

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near car park, Christon Bank

Plicosepalus kalachariensis

Photo: Karl van Laeren
By the Chiwuye River which enters the Rukomeche just north of the Research station, Mana Pools National Park

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Synonyms: Loranthus curviflorus sensu auct. non Benth. & Oliv.
Loranthus kalachariensis Schinz
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Parasitic shrub with long spreading stems. Leaves opposite, alternate or clustered, light green to blue-green, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, oblanceolate to ovate, sometimes slightly curved, 3-7-veined. Flowers in 1-4 umbels in the lower axils or at the nodes, 3-6-flowered. Corolla 4-5 cm long, deep pink to orange-red, slightly S-shaped near the base; lobes recurved, twisted, linear-oblanceolate. Stamen filaments pinkish-red, curved. Berry red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kalachariensis: of the Kalahari, where the type specimens were found
Habitat: In Acacia and miombo woodland; usually on leguminous trees, namely Acacia, Albizia, Brachystegia and Dichrostachys, rarely on non-leguminous trees.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:Mar - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 October 2015
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 177. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 42, plate 63

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 125.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 81.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 118.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 217.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plicosepalus kalachariensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121010, retrieved 21 January 2017

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