Agelanthus sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Polhill & Wiens

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Agelanthus sambesiacus

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

Agelanthus sambesiacus

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

Agelanthus sambesiacus

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

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Synonyms: Loranthus sambesiacus Engl. & Schinz
Tapinanthus sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Danser
Common names:
Status: Native
Small glabrous shrub. Leaves opposite to subopposite; lamina 4-14 × 0.4-1.2 cm, linear to linear-lanceolate. Umbels 2-4-flowered. Corolla 4-4.8 cm long, orange-yellow; lobes erect.
Notes: Often on species of Commiphora and Acacia.
Derivation of specific name: sambesiaca: of the Zambezi River, probably referring to the type location, Boruma by the Lower Zambezi River.
Habitat: Dry deciduous woodland and bushland.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3. As Agelantha sambesiacus

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. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

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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: Species information: Agelanthus sambesiacus., retrieved 22 May 2024

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