1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Globimetula Tiegh.
      1. Globimetula anguliflora (Engl.) Danser

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Type
    Type:from Angola.
    Twigs
    Twigs terete or elliptic in section, glabrous; bark smooth, grey, becoming powdery
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 3–15, mostly at nodes below current leaves; peduncle 2–15 mm long; pedicels 3–6, 2–4 mm long; bract cup 0.5–1.5 mm long, with a triangular or bifid limb 0.5–3 mm long Umbels 3–15, mostly at nodes below current leaves; peduncle 2–15 mm long; pedicels 3–6, 2–4 mm long; bract cup 0.5–1.5 mm long, with a triangular or bifid limb 0.5–3 mm long.
    Style
    Style constriction 1–2 mm long; stigma 1–1.8 mm across, peltate to depressed-turbinate
    Ecology
    Higher rainfall miombo woodland; 950–1600 m; commonly on Uapaca, but also on Brachystegia, Cryptosepalum and other legumes, occasionally on Faurea, Combretum and Parinari; flowering in most months, but most commonly from a little before to a little after the rainy season.
    Distribution
    Also in Angola and Tanzania. Malawi ZAM B, ZAM N, ZAM W, ZAM S, MAL N, MAL S, MOZ N Zambia Mozambique
    Habit
    Twigs terete or elliptic in section, glabrous; bark smooth, grey, becoming powdery.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5–15(20) mm long; lamina leathery or slightly fleshy, dull green, slightly paler beneath, often tinged reddish when young, 4–14 × 2–6.5 cm, elliptic to ovate, bluntly pointed, cuneate at base, slightly decurrent; main lateral nerves 3–6(7) pairs, second to fourth (or fifth) rather strongly ascending, usually well spaced but sometimes arising nearly together at base. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5–15(20) mm long; lamina leathery or slightly fleshy, dull green, slightly paler beneath, often tinged reddish when young, 4–14 × 2–6.5 cm, elliptic to ovate, bluntly pointed, cuneate at base, slightly decurrent; main lateral nerves 3–6(7) pairs, second to fourth (or fifth) rather strongly ascending, usually well spaced but sometimes arising nearly together at base
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm long. Receptacle 1–1.5 mm long; calyx (1)1.5–2 mm long
    Calyx
    Calyx (1)1.5–2 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red, the apical swelling usually green and darkening in ripe buds, but lobes green inside, 3–4 cm long; apical swelling of mature buds 2.5–3 mm across, 2.5 mm tall, subglobose to subhemispherical, not or slightly reduplicate, pentagonal; basal swelling 3–4 × 2–3 mm, ellipsoid. Corolla red, the apical swelling usually green and darkening in ripe buds, but lobes green inside, 3–4 cm long; apical swelling of mature buds 2.5–3 mm across, 2.5 mm tall, subglobose to subhemispherical, not or slightly reduplicate, pentagonal; basal swelling 3–4 × 2–3 mm, ellipsoid
    Anthers
    Inner anther thecae 1–2 mm long; outer ones 0.5–1.5 mm long. Inner anther thecae 1–2 mm long; outer ones 0.5–1.5 mm long
    Pistil
    Style constriction 1–2 mm long; stigma 1–1.8 mm across, peltate to depressed-turbinate.
    Fruits
    Berry ripening yellow, 9–10 × 6–9 mm, ellipsoid to obovoid-truncate. Berry ripening yellow, 9–10 × 6–9 mm, ellipsoid to obovoid-truncate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Twigs terete or elliptic in section, glabrous; bark smooth, grey, becoming powdery.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5–15(–20) mm. long; lamina leathery or slightly fleshy, dull green, slightly paler beneath, often tinged reddish when young, elliptic to ovate, 4–14 cm. long, 2–6.5 cm. wide, bluntly pointed at the apex, cuneate at the base, slightly decurrent; main lateral nerves 3–6(–7) pairs, second to fourth (or fifth) rather strongly ascending, usually well spaced but sometimes arising nearly together at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 3–15, mostly at nodes below current leaves; peduncle 2–15 mm. long, glabrous or shortly hairy; pedicels 3–6, 2–4 mm. long; bract-cup 0.5–1.5 mm. long, with a triangular or bifid limb 0.5–3 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (1–)1.5–2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red, the apical swelling usually green and darkening in ripe buds, but lobes green inside, 3–4 cm. long; apical swelling of mature buds subglobose to subhemispherical, not or slightly reduplicate, pentagonal, 2.5–3 mm. across, 2.5 mm. tall; basal swelling ellipsoid, 3–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. in diameter.
    Anthers
    Inner anthers 1–2 mm. long; outer ones 0.5–1.5 mm.
    Pistil
    Style-constriction 1–2 mm. long; stigma peltate to depressed-turbinate, 1–1.8 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry ripening yellow, ellipsoid to obovoid-truncate, 9–10 mm. long, 6–9 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Higher rainfall deciduous woodland, commonly on Uapaca, but also on Brachystegia and other mostly leguminous trees; 900–1200 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Globimetula anguliflora (Engl.) Danser appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Welwitsch [4887], Angola K000407010 Unknown type material

    First published in Verh. Kon. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 29(6): 54 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.M. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3): 1-277. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa: 1-370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • F.T.E.A., Loranthaceae: 79 (1999). TAB. 36, fig. A.
    • Polhill & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 213, photos 89A–B (1998)
    • Verh. K. Akad. Wet., sect. 2, 29, 6: 54 (1933).
    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.: 213, photo. 89A–B (1998).
    • Danser in Verh. K. Akad. Wet., sect. 2, 29(6): 54 (1933).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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