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

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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, 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

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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plicosepalus kalachariensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121010, retrieved 1 July 2016

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