1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agelanthus Tiegh.
      1. Agelanthus kayseri (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 1 m. or so, glabrous; branchlets slightly compressed, then slightly 4-angular.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to alternate; petiole 0–2 mm. long; lamina dull green to yellow-green, fleshy, ovate to ovate-elliptic or obovate, 3–8 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, obtuse or rounded at the apex, cuneate to attenuate to slightly cordate at the base, 3–5(–7)-nerved from a little above the base.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 1–several, mostly at older nodes, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 1–2 mm. long; pedicels 1 mm. long; bract cupular with a small ovate-triangular limb, 1–2.5 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tubular, 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 1.8–3.3 cm. long, pink, lobes green with upper two-thirds red, or sometimes all cream or greenish cream; apical swelling of bud slightly clavate, 3–5 mm. long, 1.7–2 mm. in diameter, apiculate, slightly 5-angled to sutures above and to keels below; basal swelling 0; lobes erect, 6–11 mm. long, keeled, upper two-thirds linear-oblanceolate, apiculate, slightly hardened inside.
    Stamens
    Filaments yellow-green or cream, inflexed, slightly corrugated, last 1.5–2 mm. thinner and smooth; anther 2–3.5 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style slender, minutely papillate opposite the upper part of corolla-tube, green above; stigma depressed-globose, 0.8 mm. across, red.
    Fruits
    Berry pink to red, obovoid-ellipsoid, 7–8 mm. long, 4–5 mm. in diameter, with persistent calyx.
    Habitat
    Coastal bushland and mangrove stands, extending inland along rivers, commonly on Dobera, Salvadora or mangroves; 0–100 m. (or possibly more, see note)
    Distribution
    K4 K7 T3 T6 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Agelanthus kayseri (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2698], Kenya K000438378
    Jan 1, 2007 Laizer, G.S. et al. [1349], Tanzania K000449293
    Drummond, R.B. [3667], Tanzania 23440.000
    Faulkner, H. [1804], Tanzania 17020.000
    Faulkner, H. [1834], Tanzania 17472.000
    Faulkner, H. [1974], Tanzania 18405.000
    Stuhlmann [116], Tanzania K000406779
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [1226], Tanzania K000406778 Unknown type material

    First published in J.-P.Lebrun & A.L.Stork, Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992)

    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 in Mistletoes Afr.: 154, fig. 13B (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 156 (1994)
    • Polh. & Wiens in Lebrun & Stork, Énum. Pl. Fl. Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992).
    • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 63 (1980), nom. invalid .

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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