2074.180 Agelanthus Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with a single haustorial attachment; hairs simple or irregularly branched. Flowers in umbels, usually borne in clusters in the axils; bract cup-shaped with a small or leafy limb. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes much shorter than the tube, remaining erect and usually conspicuously banded in different colours, with vents developing in bud below the tip and with a short V-slit. Berry red. Agelanthus differs from Tapinanthus in the bands of colours on the flowers, the vents opening in mature buds and the corolla lobes remaining erect.

Worldwide: 59 species in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Agelanthus pungu

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crassifolius (Wiens) Polhill & WiensSDescription, Image
flammeus Polhill & WiensC,E
fuellebornii (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lancifolius Polhill & Wiens[NrEnd?]EDescription, Image
lugardii (N.E. Br.) Polhill & WiensN,E,SDescription, Image
molleri (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,C,E
natalitius (Meisn.) Polhill & Wiens subsp. zeyheri (Harv.) Polhill & WiensC,E
nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & WiensW,C,EDescription, Image
pungu (De Wild.) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Polhill & WiensN,C,E,SDescription, Image
subulatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,C,E,SDescription, Image
transvaalensis (Sprague) Polhill & WiensE
zizyphifolius (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens subsp. vittatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Agelanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Agelanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Agelanthus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Agelanthus
Flora of Malawi: Agelanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Agelanthus
Flora of Zambia: Agelanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Agelanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Agelanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Agelanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Agelanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Agelanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agelanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Agelanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Agelanthus
Plants of the World Online: Agelanthus
Tropicos: Agelanthus
Wikipedia: Agelanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Agelanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=498, retrieved 28 February 2024

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