Agelanthus lugardii (N.E. Br.) Polhill & Wiens

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Agelanthus lugardii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Agelanthus lugardii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Agelanthus lugardii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

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Synonyms: Loranthus breyeri Bremek.
Loranthus lugardii N.E. Br.
Tapinanthus lugardii (N.E. Br.) Danser
Common names:
Status: Native
Parasitic shrub up to c. 1 m. Branchlets terete, hispidulous. Leaves alternate, clustered at older nodes, linear-oblanceolate, oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, finely hairy on both surfaces to subglabrous, with obscure venation. Flowers 2 – 4 in axils. Corolla c. 3.5 cm, green or grey, with yellow-green lobes, later flushed a little orange or pink; lobes nearly erect (spreading to 45°). Stamen filaments yellow-green turning reddish, slender, inflexed. Style green, slender; stigma pink. Berry obovoid, orange-yellow, with apex and persistent calyx red.
Notes: Although literature mentions older flowers may flush a little pink or orange, this effect is much more pronounced in some flowers than others. The photos above show a spectacular, bright pink-flowered plant.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed woodland and riverine fringes, mostly found on Acacia spp.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1050 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana to Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 May 2012

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 359. (Includes a picture).

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


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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: Agelanthus lugardii., retrieved 27 May 2016

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