Agelanthus zizyphifolius (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens
subsp. vittatus (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens

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Agelanthus zizyphifolius subsp. vittatus

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Synonyms: Loranthus vittatus Engl.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub from 40 - 100 cm. Branchlets and leaves glabrous (in ours, subsp. vittatus). Leaves alternate to subopposite; petiole 1-2 mm long; lamina leathery to rather thick and brittle, dull yellowish-green, 2.5-10 × 1-4 cm, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-obovate or elliptic, with 3-5 strong nerves arising from a little above the base. Flowers clustered in axils. Calyx 3-5 mm long, tubular. Corolla 3-4.5 cm long, with a bulbous basal swelling and a narrow constriction of the tube above, pink with a white (and sometimes green) band over the vents and redder at the tip in bud; lobes erect, linear-oblanceolate. Stamen filaments lacking a tooth in front of the anther. Style slender, isodiametric to slightly winged opposite the filaments.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zizyphifolius: with leaves resembling a Ziziphus (perhaps referring to the 3-5 veins from the base); vittatus: striped lengthwise (presumably referring to the corolla).
Habitat: Montane and riverine forest, and marginally into miombo woodland and (in Zimbabwe) wooded grassland; on Syzygium and other forest trees; in Zimbabwe, commonly on Diplorhynchus.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: From northern Tanzania southwards to central Zimbabwe and westwards into Katanga in the DRC.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 December 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 200.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 150 - 151.


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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: Agelanthus zizyphifolius subsp. vittatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121170, retrieved 17 November 2017

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