1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agelanthus Tiegh.
      1. Agelanthus atrocoronatus 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
    Shrub to 1 m., flowering mostly on relatively short lateral branches; branchlets glabrous to minutely puberulous with short stiff spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly subopposite, but smaller, more obovate and more crowded at the base of lateral shoots; petiole 8–15 mm. long; lamina lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 5–10 cm. long, 1.5–4 cm. wide, acute or obtuse at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, glabrous, with 6–8 pairs of lateral nerves, the lower ones sometimes strongly ascending.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 6–8-flowered; peduncle 3–6 mm. long, puberulous; pedicels 2–5 mm. long, puberulous; bract-limb ovate-triangular, 1.5–2 mm. long, pointed or truncate.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1.5–2 mm. long, thinly puberulous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.3–0.5 mm. long, broadly toothed.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3.5–3.8 cm. long, tube red, lobes yellow with purple-brown tips, puberulous on head of bud (lobes), sparsely hairy on tube (the longest hairs on the constriction and basal swelling reddish and deflexed); apical swelling of bud cylindrical, 4–4.5 mm. long, 2 mm. in diameter, with flattened thumb-like appendages from near the top of each lobe giving the form of a crown; basal swelling ovoid-globose, 3.5–4 mm. across, narrowed for 3–5 mm. above; lobes erect, 7 mm. long, the upper expanded part lanceolate, 4–4.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, hardened inside and slightly thickened towards the base, spurred outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens pink, inflexed; tooth 0.5 mm. long; anthers 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style purplish opposite vents, with a 2 mm. long neck above; stigma capitate, 0.8 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry not seen.
    Habitat
    Edges of forest and deciduous woodland, on various hosts; 1650–1900 m.
    Distribution
    known only from the Iringa plateau T7

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Agelanthus atrocoronatus Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Polhill, R.M. [1694], Tanzania K000406816

    First published in Mistletoes Africa: 179 (1998)

    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.: 179, photo. 71 (1998).

    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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