Agelanthus crassifolius (Wiens) Polhill & Wiens

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Agelanthus crassifolius

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Sango Ranch HQ, Save Valley Conservancy.

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

Agelanthus crassifolius

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

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Synonyms: Tapinanthus crassifolius Wiens
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Status: Native
Description:
Densely branched shrub. Leaves opposite or subopposite; lamina fleshy, light green, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 4-11 x 3-5 cm, glabrous; venation pinnate and obscure. Flowers borne in pedunculate usually 4-flowered, umbels, crowded on short stout lateral shoots. Corolla 4-4.5 cm long, swollen at base, narrowly constricted above, orange-yellow with a red band around the vents, minutely puberulous on the lobes and sometimes sparsely hairy on the lower part of the tube. Berry obovoid, whitish-orange.
Notes: The host is the Marula tree, Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra. Previously known only from the Pafuri area of the Kruger National park, South Africa. In July 2015 it was recorded from SW Zimbabwe and adjacent (to the west) of the Gonarezhou National Park (Van Jaarsveld, 2015).
Derivation of specific name: crassifolius: with thick leaves.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 November 2022
Literature:

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 172. (Includes a picture).

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. (2015). Succulents and their adaptation to mega-herbivores in the Gonarezhou National Park (Eastern Zimbabwe) and the first records in Zimbabwe of the succulent twiner Tinospora fragosa and a succulent mistletoe, Agelanthus crassifolius Haseltonia 21 Page 52. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Agelanthus crassifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Agelanthus crassifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Agelanthus crassifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Agelanthus crassifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Agelanthus crassifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Agelanthus crassifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Agelanthus crassifolius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agelanthus crassifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Agelanthus crassifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Agelanthus crassifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Agelanthus crassifolius
Plants of the World Online: Agelanthus crassifolius
Tropicos: Agelanthus crassifolius
Wikipedia: Agelanthus crassifolius


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: Agelanthus crassifolius.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=235320, retrieved 9 December 2022

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