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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (W. Usambara Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Forming large clumps, with longer branches pendent, glabrous; branchlets slightly compressed to angled, soon terete, moderately lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly alternate; petiole 3–15 mm. long; lamina slightly fleshy, dull green, ovate-elliptic, 5–10 cm. long, 2.5–7 cm. wide, obtuse to rounded at the apex, cuneate and attenuate at the base, with 4–5 pairs of lateral nerves, the second–third strongly ascending.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels sessile, with 2–3 flowers in sockets; bract cupular, 3–4 mm. long, slightly lacerate, ciliolate.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular, 7–8 mm. long, slightly toothed, ciliate, circumscissile near the base, the freed upper part persistent around the corolla-tube.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4–5 cm. long, 3–4 mm. in diameter, red, yellow on lobes around vents, tip darker red, almost cylindrical in bud, only slightly swollen at the base; lobes 12 mm. long, linear-oblanceolate in the upper two-thirds.
    Stamens
    Filaments dark red, inflexed to shortly coiled, paler, hardened and thickened in the upper 1.5–2 mm.; tooth 0.7–1 mm. long; anthers 4 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style slender, very slightly swollen opposite the filaments, with a neck 4 mm. long; stigma capitate, 0.8–1 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Young berries oblong-obovoid, warted.
    Habitat
    In both wetter and drier montane forests, on various hosts including Catha, Maytenus and Scolopia; 1700–1950 m.
    Distribution
    T3 known only from the W. Usambara Mts.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Agelanthus validus Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2009 Mwangoka, M.A. [4672], Tanzania K000545393
    Drummond, R.B. [2685], Tanzania K000406762
    Buchwald [460], Tanzania K000406761
    Albers [225], Tanzania K000406763

    First published in Mistletoes Africa: 163 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 163 (1998).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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