1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agelanthus Tiegh.
      1. Agelanthus microphyllus Polhill & Wiens

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Loranthaceae, Polhill & D. Wiens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

    Habit
    Glabrous shrub with spreading or tangled branches to 1 m. or so, with tufts of leaves and flowers pointing upwards.
    Leaves
    Leaves subopposite to alternate on long shoots, mostly in tufts on very short shoots, shortly petiolate, linear to oblanceolate, 5–30 mm. long, 0.7–4 mm. wide, pointed to rounded at the apex, attenuate at the base, obscurely nerved.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels terminal from leaf-clusters, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 0–7 mm. long; pedicels 3–10 mm. long; bract with a small lanceolate-triangular limb 1–3 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.3–0.8 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4–5 cm. long; tube grey to slightly purplish grey, dull purplish or brownish inside, lobes marked yellow or yellow and red on claws; apical swelling of buds narrowly elliptic, pointed to slightly apiculate, 4–5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. in diameter; base of tube not swollen; lobes erect, 9–10 mm. long, expanded around filament-attachment below the narrow claw, upper half to two-thirds narrowly spathulate to linear-oblanceolate, attenuate to tip.
    Stamens
    Stamens yellow, inflexed, tapered, narrowed near tip, without a tooth; anthers 1.8–2.5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style mostly green, yellow near the apex, slender, flattened above, slightly narrowed to 4 mm. long neck below small green stigma.
    Fruits
    Berry obovoid, 10 mm. long, 5–6 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland, on Acacia; 30–1500 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1 K7 T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Agelanthus microphyllus Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1998 Polhill, R.M. [1142], Tanzania K000406787 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5520], Tanzania K000190750

    First published in Mistletoes Africa: 150 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa: 1-370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 150 (1998).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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