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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Stems spreading to 1.5 m. long; branchlets scurfy-tomentellous with small much-branched red-brown hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to alternate; petiole 1–3 cm. long; lamina dull mid-green, thinly coriaceous, linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic-oblong, 4–13 cm. long, 0.5–5 cm. wide, acute to obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, scurfy-pubescent, soon glabrescent, with 8–10 pairs of spreading lateral nerves.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels (or heads) 6–16-flowered; peduncle 5–8 mm. long, scurfy; pedicels 3–5 mm. long, similarly hairy; bract-limb linear to oblong-lanceolate, eventually produced into a slight foliaceous limb, 4–12 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1.5–2 mm. long, red-brown scurfy.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.8–1 mm. long, toothed.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–4.5 cm. long, orange, becoming redder inside, scurfy puberulous with short much-branched red-brown hairs; apex of buds shortly oblong-ellipsoid, 4 mm. long, 2 mm. in diameter, angular; basal swelling ellipsoid, 5–6 mm. long, 3–4 mm. in diameter, narrowed for 3–4 mm. above; lobes erect, 7–9 mm. long, the upper expanded part oblanceolate to linear-elliptic, 3–4 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, hardened inside, slightly keeled outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens red, inflexed; tooth 0.2 mm. long; anthers 2–3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style red opposite vents, narrowed to a 2–3 mm. long neck; stigma capitate, 0.8 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry red, obovoid-ellipsoid, 8–10 mm. long, 6–7 mm. in diameter, scurfy; seed dark yellow.
    Habitat
    Forest edges, commonly on Bridelia; 1800–2000 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze [641], Tanzania K000406821

    First published in J.-P.Lebrun & A.L.Stork, Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 165 (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.: 177 (1998).
    • Polh. & Wiens in Lebrun & Stork, Énum. Pl. Fl. Afr. Trop. 2: 165 (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
    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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