2074.010 Tapinanthus (Blume) Rchb.

Description of the genus

Small hemiparasitic shrubs with single haustorial attachment. Indumentum simple. Leaves mostly opposite. Flowers in umbels, 5-merous. Corolla splitting unilaterally with a V-shaped split; tube much longer than lobes; the apical swelling of the flower bud indicating maturity by changing to a darker colour; lobes erect or generally reflexed. Anthers elongate, fitting against the isodiametric or skittle-shaped style; stigma capitate. Fruit usually red when ripe.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and southern Africa, one species extending to N Yemen.

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Tapinanthus oleifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dependens (Engl.) DanserN,C,EDescription
erianthus (Sprague) DanserN,CDescription, Image
forbesii (Sprague) WiensN,W,EDescription
oleifolius (J.C. Wendl.) DanserN,W,C,EDescription, Image
quequensis (Weim.) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tapinanthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Tapinanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Tapinanthus
Flora of Malawi: Tapinanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Tapinanthus
Flora of Zambia: Tapinanthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tapinanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tapinanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tapinanthus
Wikipedia: Tapinanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tapinanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tapinanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Tapinanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=487, retrieved 17 August 2022

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