1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agelanthus Tiegh.
      1. Agelanthus longipes (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & Wiens

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Kenya to NE. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

    Type
    Type from Tanzania.
    Stem
    Stems spreading and pendent to 1 m, often with rather short lateral branches; branchlets slightly compressed at first, soon terete; plant glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 3–7 mm long; lamina thinly coriaceous, dark green, mostly 3–11 × 2–6.5 cm, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, narrowed or acuminate to acute or shortly rounded apex, cuneate to rounded at base, lowest on side branches smaller and more obovate, with 6–12 pairs of lateral nerves, the lower ones stronger and more ascending Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 3–7 mm long; lamina thinly coriaceous, dark green, mostly 3–11 × 2–6.5 cm, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, narrowed or acuminate to acute or shortly rounded apex, cuneate to rounded at base, lowest on side branches smaller and more obovate, with 6–12 pairs of lateral nerves, the lower ones stronger and more ascending.
    Style
    Style green, slender, only slightly narrowed above; stigma 0.7–0.8 mm across, capitate
    Fruits
    Berry red, not seen. Berry red, not seen.
    Ecology
    Habitat not recorded in Mozambique but in dry evergreen forest and associated bushland further north, flowering mainly during the rains.
    Distribution
    Also in coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania. MOZ N Mozambique
    Habit
    Stems spreading and pendent to 1 m, often with rather short lateral branches; branchlets slightly compressed at first, soon terete; plant glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels axillary or terminal on short branches, 4–8(14)-flowered; peduncle 1.5–4 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bract saucer-shaped with a small triangular-ovate limb 1.5–2.5 mm long. Umbels axillary or terminal on short branches, 4–8(14)-flowered; peduncle 1.5–4 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bract saucer-shaped with a small triangular-ovate limb 1.5–2.5 mm long
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm long. Receptacle 1–1.5 mm long; calyx 0.2–0.5 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.2–0.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–4.5 cm long, tube pink or pinkish-mauve (sometimes white below), often darker lined, then green with head yellow or green in bud, ± darker marked around vents, lobes green inside; apex of bud 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, angled, slightly ribbed, pointed or slightly acuminate; basal swelling slight; lobes erect, 10–11 mm long, upper expanded part 4 × 1.2 mm, narrowly elliptic. Corolla 3.5–4.5 cm long, tube pink or pinkish-mauve (sometimes white below), often darker lined, then green with head yellow or green in bud, ± darker marked around vents, lobes green inside; apex of bud 3–4 × 2–2.5 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, angled, slightly ribbed, pointed or slightly acuminate; basal swelling slight; lobes erect, 10–11 mm long, upper expanded part 4 × 1.2 mm, narrowly elliptic. Stamen filaments dark red or purple; tooth 0.5–0.7 mm long; anthers 2–2.5 mm long
    Stamens
    Stamen filaments dark red or purple; tooth 0.5–0.7 mm long; anthers 2–2.5 mm long.
    Pistil
    Style green, slender, only slightly narrowed above; stigma 0.7–0.8 mm across, capitate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Stems spreading and pendent to 1 m. long, often with rather short lateral branches; branchlets slightly compressed at first, soon terete; plant glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 3–7 mm. long; lamina thinly coriaceous, dark green, mostly ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 3–11 cm. long, 2–6.5 cm. wide, lowest on side branches smaller and more obovate, narrowed or acuminate to acute or shortly rounded apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, with 6–12 pairs of lateral nerves, the lower ones stronger and more ascending.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels axillary or terminal on short branches, 4–8(–14)-flowered; peduncle 1.5–4 cm. long; pedicels 2–4 mm. long; bract saucer-shaped with a small triangular-ovate limb 1.5–2.5 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.2–0.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–4.5 cm. long, tube pink or pinkish mauve (sometimes white below), often darker lined, then green with head yellow or green in bud, ± darker marked around vents; lobes green inside; apex of bud ovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, angled, slightly ribbed, pointed or slightly acuminate at the apex, 3–4 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. in diameter; basal swelling slight; lobes erect, 10–11 mm. long, the upper expanded part narrowly elliptic, 4 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments dark red or purple; tooth 0.5–0.7 mm. long; anthers 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style green, slender, only slightly narrowed above; stigma capitate, 0.7–0.8 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry red, not seen.
    Habitat
    Coastal forest and associated bushland; 30–650 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Agelanthus longipes (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kirk [s.n.], Tanzania K000406781 isotype
    Tanzania Tapinanthus longipes 47654.000

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

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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 Zambesiaca
    • F.T.E.A., Loranthaceae: 48 (1999).
    • Mistletoes Afr.: 151 (1998)
    • Lebrun & Stork, Enum. Pl. Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 151 (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Lebrun & Stork, Énum. Pl. Fl. Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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