1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Spragueanella Balle

      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.

    Habit
    Small shrubs with a single haustorial connection, glabrous Small shrubs with a single haustorial connection, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves subopposite, shortly petiolate; nerves few, spreading to strongly ascending, sometimes obscure Leaves subopposite, shortly petiolate; nerves few, spreading to strongly ascending, sometimes obscure.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–6 in shortly pedunculate axillary umbels; bract shortly cupular, with a small limb, gibbous or spurred dorsally Flowers 2–6 in shortly pedunculate axillary umbels; bract shortly cupular, with a small limb, gibbous or spurred dorsally.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular to shortly tubular, split by expanding corolla Calyx cupular to shortly tubular, split by expanding corolla.
    Corolla
    Corolla straight to bent in bud, 5-merous, with a short tube, yellow to red, banded green or white; lobes linear-oblanceolate, often somewhat coherent, but without a marked V-split in the tube, reflexed about the middle Corolla straight to bent in bud, 5-merous, with a short tube, yellow to red, banded green or white; lobes linear-oblanceolate, often somewhat coherent, but without a marked V-split in the tube, reflexed about the middle.
    Style
    Style filiform; stigma capitate
    Note
    Closely related to Oncocalyx, but with a very short corolla tube without a V-split on one side; the common species, S. rhamnifolia, has characteristic flower buds bent near the base.
    Distribution
    Two species in east and south-central Africa along the coast and extending into the mountains in drier types of forest.
    Stamens
    Stamen filaments attached at base of corolla lobes, erect and filiform below, upper part sometimes slightly thickened and inrolled at anthesis, with a small tooth on front of the anther; anthers linear, 4-thecous, truncate. Stamen filaments attached at base of corolla lobes, erect and filiform below, upper part sometimes slightly thickened and inrolled at anthesis, with a small tooth on front of the anther; anthers linear, 4-thecous, truncate
    Pistil
    Style filiform; stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Berry obovoid, not seen mature. Berry obovoid, not seen mature.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small shrubs with a single haustorial connection, glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves subopposite, shortly petiolate; nerves few, spreading to strongly ascending, sometimes obscure
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–6 in shortly pedunculate axillary umbels; bract shortly cupular, with a small limb, gibbous or spurred dorsally
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular to shortly tubular, split by expanding corolla
    Corolla
    Corolla straight or bent in bud, 5-merous with a short tube, yellow to red, banded green or white, developing vents in mature buds; lobes linear-oblanceolate, often somewhat coherent, but not around a V-split in the tube, reflexed about the middle
    Stamens
    Filaments attached at the base of corolla-lobes, erect and filiform below, upper part sometimes slightly thickened and inrolled at anthesis, with a small tooth in front of the anther; anthers linear, 4-thecous, truncate
    Pistil
    Style filiform; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Berry obovoid, not seen mature.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Spragueanella Balle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Séances Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge 25: 1632 (1954)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Polhill & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 112 (1998).
    • Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Col., n.s., 2: 1078, fig. 3 (1956).
    • in Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Col., n.s., 2: 1078, fig. 3 (1956).
    • Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Col. 25: 1632 (1954)
    • in Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Col. 25: 1632 (1954)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 112 (1998)
    • n.s., 2: 1078, fig. 3 (1956)
    • in Bull. Séances Acad. Roy. Sci. Col. 25: 1632 (1954)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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