1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Vanwykia Wiens
      1. Vanwykia rubella Polhill & Wiens

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Tanzania to N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Type
    Type from Tanzania.
    Stem
    Stems forming clumps to 1 m or so; twigs tomentellous, longer hairs reddish and up to 1 mm long
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly opposite to subopposite; petiole 5–15 mm long; lamina coriaceous, 6–11 × 1–3.5 cm, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, bluntly pointed, cuneate at base, reddish tomentellous, soon glabrescent Leaves mostly opposite to subopposite; petiole 5–15 mm long; lamina coriaceous, 6–11 × 1–3.5 cm, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, bluntly pointed, cuneate at base, reddish tomentellous, soon glabrescent.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels in axils and at older nodes, 2–5-flowered, tomentellous; peduncle 0–2 mm long; pedicels 0–2(3 in fruit) mm long; bract 2–4 mm long Umbels in axils and at older nodes, 2–5-flowered, tomentellous; peduncle 0–2 mm long; pedicels 0–2(3 in fruit) mm long; bract 2–4 mm long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 3–3.5 mm long, tomentellous; calyx scarcely differentiated Receptacle 3–3.5 mm long, tomentellous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 5-merous, 4–4.5 cm long, cream turning salmon-pink and with reddish-brown to purplish-red hairs outside, green turning red and sometimes hairy inside; lobes 6–8 mm long, oblanceolate-spathulate Corolla 5-merous, 4–4.5 cm long, cream turning salmon-pink and with reddish-brown to purplish-red hairs outside, green turning red and sometimes hairy inside; lobes 6–8 mm long, oblanceolate-spathulate.
    Ecology
    Miombo woodland west of the Rift; on Brachystegia and other legumes; flowering in the dry season, April–October.
    Distribution
    Also in central and western Tanzania. ZAM N Zambia
    Habit
    Stems forming clumps to 1 m or so; twigs tomentellous, longer hairs reddish and up to 1 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx scarcely differentiated.
    Anthers
    Anthers 3 mm long. Anthers 3 mm long
    Fruits
    Berry 13–15 × 5–6 mm, becoming ellipsoid, tomentellous. Berry 13–15 × 5–6 mm, becoming ellipsoid, tomentellous.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Stems forming clumps to 1 m. or so; twigs tomentellous, longer hairs reddish and up to 1 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly opposite to subopposite; petiole 5–15 mm. long; lamina coriaceous, linear-lanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, 6–11 cm. long, 1–3.5 cm. wide, bluntly pointed at the apex, cuneate at the base, reddish tomentellous, soon glabrescent.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels in axils and at older nodes, 2–5-flowered, tomentellous; peduncle 0–2 mm. long; pedicels 0–2(–3 in fruit) mm. long; bract 2–4 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 3–3.5 mm. long, tomentellous.
    Calyx
    Calyx scarcely differentiated.
    Corolla
    Corolla 5-merous, 4–4.5 cm. long, cream turning salmon-pink and with reddish-brown to purplish-red hairs up to 2 mm. long outside, green turning red and sometimes hairy inside; lobes oblanceolate-spathulate, 6–8 mm. long.
    Anthers
    Anthers 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Berry becoming ellipsoid, 13–15 mm. long, 5–6 mm. in diameter, tomentellous.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland, on Brachystegia and other legumes; 1000–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Vanwykia rubella Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Bullock, A.A. [3135], Tanzania K000406983 holotype

    First published in Mistletoes Africa: 222 (1998)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Mistletoes Afr.: 222 (1998).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 222 (1998).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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 2019. 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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