Englerina oedostemon (Danser) Polhill & Wiens

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Englerina oedostemon

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Christmas Pass, Mutare

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Christmas Pass, Mutare

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Bunga Forest, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Norseland, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

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John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Eagle School turn off, Vumba

Englerina oedostemon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Eagle School turn off, Vumba

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Synonyms: Englerina umtaliensis Balle
Loranthus pungwensis Weim.
Tapinanthus oedostemon Danser
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small parasitic shrub with spreading stems. Branchlets slightly flattened, hairless, sometimes with short, spreading, glandular hairs at base of young shoots. Leaves reddish-brown to dark green, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, acuminate, hairless. Flowers in umbels, 4-10-flowered. Corolla 1.5-2 cm, orange-yellow; lobes reflexed, linear. Stamen filaments green, partly fused with the corolla lobes. Berry obovoid.
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Habitat: In evergreen forest and woodland, particularly in small patches of forest scrub in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1860 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the mountains on the Mozambique border, from Nyanga to Tsetsera.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 8 June 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 80.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 89.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 59.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 130. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 138 - 149. (Includes a picture).


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Englerina oedostemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120920, retrieved 6 December 2020

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