1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agelanthus Tiegh.
      1. Agelanthus keilii (Engl. & K.Krause) Polhill & Wiens

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub flowering mostly on relatively short lateral branches; branchlets slightly flattened, puberulous with short spreading hairs, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves subopposite; petiole 5–15 mm. long; lamina thinly coriaceous, somewhat glaucous, lanceolate to ovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 5–11.5 cm. long, 1–4 cm. wide, acute to obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous except for a few scattered hairs near the base, with 4–6 pairs of lateral nerves, the lower ones ± strongly ascending.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 8–12-flowered; peduncle 7–10 mm. long, covered with stiff spreading hairs; pedicels 6–8 mm. long, similarly hairy; bract-limb ovate-triangular, 1–2 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1.8–2 mm. long, minutely puberulous to subglabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.3–0.5 mm. long, shortly and broadly toothed.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4–4.5 cm. long, dull yellow to red with mauve tip, minutely puberulous on the lobes, subglabrous to sparsely puberulous on the tube (more conspicuous on constriction); apex of bud narrowly oblong-elliptic, 5–6 mm. long, 2.5 mm. in diameter, slightly ribbed; basal swelling ovoid-globose, 6 mm. long, 4 mm. in diameter, narrowed for 2–3 mm. above; lobes erect, 9 mm. long, the upper expanded part linear-elliptic, 5–5.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, hardened inside, keeled outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens inflexed; tooth 0.5 mm. long; anthers 2.5–3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style with a neck 2.5–3 mm. long; stigma capitate, 0.7 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry not seen.
    Habitat
    On Ficus; 1350–1450 m.
    Distribution
    T4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania

    Agelanthus keilii (Engl. & K.Krause) Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Keil [212] K000406699

    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, Mistletoes Afr.: 173 (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Lebrun & Stork, Énum. Pl. Fl. Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992)

    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
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