1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Pedistylis Wiens

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

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

    Stamens
    Stamens attached near base of the corolla lobes, curving outwards c. 90° or more, becoming reddish; anthers 4-thecous, basifixed Stamens attached near base of the corolla lobes, curving outwards c. 90° or more, becoming reddish; anthers 4-thecous, basifixed.
    Style
    Style filiform, bending over and reddening with age; stigma broadly ovate
    Note
    Pedistylis differs from Emelianthe, a monotypic genus of E and NE Africa in which it was formerly included, by the significantly different pollination mechanism, the anthers not attached to the style-tip and the style curving over after anthesis, and the 5-merous corolla; the habit and host-range are also dissimilar.
    Distribution
    One species in southern Africa.
    Habit
    Large shrubs, perhaps exceeding 2 m, glabrous, older plants forming much enlarged (up to 1 m) haustorial connections, glabrous. Large shrubs, perhaps exceeding 2 m, glabrous, older plants forming much enlarged (up to 1 m) haustorial connections, glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly opposite or subopposite, a few clustered on old nodes, penninerved (but lower nerves more ascending than distal ones). Leaves mostly opposite or subopposite, a few clustered on old nodes, penninerved (but lower nerves more ascending than distal ones)
    Flowers
    Flowers 2(3), clustered or umbellate on a short peduncle, rarely solitary, axillary or often paired on older nodes, shortly pedicellate; bract cup-shaped with only a slight limb. Flowers 2(3), clustered or umbellate on a short peduncle, rarely solitary, axillary or often paired on older nodes, shortly pedicellate; bract cup-shaped with only a slight limb
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular. Calyx cupular
    Corolla
    Corolla joined about halfway, 5-lobed, radially symmetrical, the lobes reflexing. Corolla joined about halfway, 5-lobed, radially symmetrical, the lobes reflexing
    Pistil
    Style filiform, bending over and reddening with age; stigma broadly ovate.
    Fruits
    Berries red, ellipsoid, with persistent calyx. Berries red, ellipsoid, with persistent calyx.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Pedistylis Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 12: 421 (1978)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Polhill & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 98 (1998).
    • Bothalia 12: 421 (1978).
    • in Bothalia 12: 421 (1978).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © 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