1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tapinanthus (Blume) Rchb.
      1. Tapinanthus buvumae (Rendle) Danser

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Stems to 1.5 m. long; branchlets velutinous, gradually glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly opposite; petiole 5–15(–30) mm. long; lamina ± coriaceous, green or yellow-green, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 6–14 cm. long, 1.5–8 cm. wide, generally slightly acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded or cordate at the base, glabrous, with 4–8 pairs of lateral curved-ascending nerves, the second pair sometimes stronger and ascending to upper half.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels in axils and crowded at older nodes, (2–)4-flowered, puberulous overall; peduncle 3–5 mm. long; pedicels from slight sockets, 1.5–3 mm. long; bract saucer-shaped, with a small triangular limb, 2–3 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx also 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube 3.3–3.8 cm. long, puberulous, dull pink to reddish purple, with whitish or greenish spots on upper half, the head of buds grey-green with darker angles and the lobes green inside; bud-heads oblong, angled to narrowly winged, overtopped by an erect or spreading crown of 5 ovate-triangular points 1–2 mm. long, altogether 4–5 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. in diameter; basal swelling obovoid-ellipsoid, 4–6 mm. long, 3–4 mm. in diameter, with the tube constricted for 3–6 mm. above; lobes 5–6 mm. long, reflexed, transversely corrugated inside, the upper expanded part oblong-elliptic, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1–1.2 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens green; tooth 0.5–0.7 mm. long; anthers 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style green above, with a neck 2–2.5 mm. long; stigma capitate, 0.8 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry orange turning red, urceolate, 10 mm. long, 6 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Wooded grassland, on various hosts, commonly Combretum or Grewia; 750–1200 m.
    Distribution
    K5 T1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Tapinanthus buvumae (Rendle) Danser appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania K000406952
    Conrads [157], Tanzania K000406951
    Conrads [157], Tanzania K000406950

    First published in Verh. Kon. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 29(6): 109 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa: 1-370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa: 1-370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens in Mistletoes Afr.: 191, photo. 77 (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 157, t. 55 (1994)
    • Danser in Verh. K. Akad. Wet., sect. 2, 29(6): 109 (1933).

    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 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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