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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 1 m. or so; branchlets slightly compressed to 4-angular, then terete, glabrous, ± densely lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate to opposite; petiole to 2(–4) mm. long; lamina thinly coriaceous, dark green, sometimes red-veined, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 4–10 cm. long, 2.5–6 cm. wide, subacute to obtuse or shortly rounded at the apex, broadly cuneate to rounded at the base, glabrous, rather inconspicuously penninerved with lower pair of nerves stronger and ascending to upper half.
    Flowers
    Flowers clustered in axils and at older nodes below, subsessile; bract cupular with a small triangular limb, 2.5–3 mm. long, ciliolate.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx slightly funnel-shaped, 2–2.5 mm. long, subtruncate, ciliolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla (3.5–)4–5 cm. long, with yellow-orange tube banded green and orange-red at top, lobes paler pinkish white over vents, with red to purple tips; apical swelling of bud slight, oblong, 6 mm. long, 1.5 mm. in diameter; basal swelling 5–6 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. in diameter, with tube narrowly constricted for 4–6 mm. above; lobes erect, 8–9 mm. long, with the upper two-thirds linear-oblanceolate, slightly keeled and slightly hardened inside.
    Stamens
    Filaments red, slender, involute, scarcely corrugated, but apical 0.5–0.7 mm. smooth, pale, hardened; anthers 2–2.5 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style green, slender; stigma ovoid-conic, 0.8–1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Berry not seen.
    Habitat
    Montane moist and upland dry evergreen forest, recorded on Olea, Strombosia and various Rutaceae; 1650–2400 m.
    Distribution
    K4 T2 T6 not known elsewhere (but see note)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Fries, T.C.E. [926], Kenya K000406769 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1998 Scheffler, G. [308], Uganda K000406768 lectotype
    Forstreuter, W. [FW 9118], Kenya 64424.000

    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.: 160 (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 156, t. 55 (1994)
    • 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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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