Actinanthella menyharthii (Engl. & Schinz ex Schinz) Balle

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Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

Actinanthella menyharthii

Photo: Jean-Michel Blake
Sango HQ, Save Valley Conservancy

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Synonyms: Loranthus menyharthii Engl. & Schinz
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Status: Native
Description:
Twigs grey, densely covered in forked hairs. Leaves: lamina elliptic to elliptic-oblong, crisped-pubescent, greyish. Flowers 1-2 in axils. Calyx 4.5-6 mm long, tubular. Corolla 4.5-6 cm long, yellow or yellow-green; tube slightly swollen at the base, then constricted and funnel-shaped above; lobes narrowly linear-lanceolate, spreading or reflexed, Berry red, obovoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: menyharthii: after Lászlò Menyhárth (1849–1897), Austro-Hungarian missionary and plant collector.
Habitat: Usually in hotter, drier valleys. Hosts include Erythroxylum, Boscia, Olea and others.
Altitude range: (metres) 20 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Feb - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 2 March 2022
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

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 Pages 99 - 100. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 128 - 129. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Actinanthella menyharthii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121000, retrieved 29 May 2022

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