1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Oliverella Tiegh.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

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

    Corolla
    Corolla 5-merous, hairy, opening down one side; buds slightly curved, with ellipsoid apical swelling; tube green, short, with internal projections from infold at sinuses between lobes or flaps halfway down; lobes red, sometimes grey outside above, separate below, framing vents of mature bud, coherent above, free at tips, inrolled at anthesis Corolla 5-merous, hairy, opening down one side; buds slightly curved, with ellipsoid apical swelling; tube green, short, with internal projections from infold at sinuses between lobes or flaps halfway down; lobes red, sometimes grey outside above, separate below, framing vents of mature bud, coherent above, free at tips, inrolled at anthesis.
    Stamens
    Stamen filaments attached to corolla lobes, filiform below, thickened above, inrolled; anthers 4-thecous, with small connective-appendage Stamen filaments attached to corolla lobes, filiform below, thickened above, inrolled; anthers 4-thecous, with small connective-appendage.
    Style
    Style filiform; stigma capitate
    Note
    Oliverella is most similar to Oncocalyx, but easily recognized by the corolla lobes which are joined above and inrolled when the flower opens.
    Distribution
    Three species in eastern and south-central Africa in coastal and deciduous bushland and mixed woodland.
    Habit
    Small shrubs, with a single haustorial attachment; hairs short, simple, spreading. Small shrubs, with a single haustorial attachment; hairs short, simple, spreading
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to alternate, with lower nerves generally more ascending. Leaves opposite to alternate, with lower nerves generally more ascending
    Inflorescences
    Umbels solitary in axils, pedunculate, many-flowered; bract saucer-shaped, with subulate to foliaceous limb. Umbels solitary in axils, pedunculate, many-flowered; bract saucer-shaped, with subulate to foliaceous limb
    Calyx
    Calyx rim-like. Calyx rim-like
    Pistil
    Style filiform; stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Berry obovoid, with persistent calyx, red. Berry obovoid, with persistent calyx, red.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small shrubs, with a single haustorial attachment; hairs short, simple, spreading
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite to alternate, with lower nerves generally more ascending
    Inflorescences
    Umbels solitary in axils, pedunculate, many-flowered; bract saucer-shaped, with subulate to foliaceous limb
    Calyx
    Calyx rim-like
    Corolla
    Corolla 5-merous, hairy, opening down one side; buds slightly curved, with ellipsoid apical swelling; tube green, short, with internal projections from infold at sinuses between lobes or flaps halfway down; lobes red, sometimes grey outside on upper part, separate below, framing vents of mature bud, coherent above, free at tips, inrolled at anthesis
    Stamens
    Filaments attached to corolla-lobes, filiform below, thickened above, inrolled; anthers 4-thecous, with small connective-appendage
    Pistil
    Style filiform; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Berry red, obovoid, with persistent calyx.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Oliverella Tiegh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 259 (1895)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Polhill & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 114 (1998).
    • Webbia 11: 581 (1955).
    • Balle in Webbia 11: 581 (1955).
    • Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 258 (1895).
    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 258 (1895).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 114 (1998)
    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 42: 258 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0