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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Twigs terete or elliptic in section, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, subopposite or sometimes (in Zaire basin) ternate; petiole 5–15 mm. long; lamina fleshy, reddish when young, turning light to dark green, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-ovate, 4–10 cm. long, 1.5–7 cm. wide, blunt or rounded at the apex, broadly cuneate to shortly cordate at the base; second and third main lateral nerves curved-ascending to upper half, the distal ones more spreading.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 3–6, mostly at older leafless nodes; peduncle 3–20 mm. long, glabrous or sometimes scurfy; pedicels 4–9(–15), 2.5–5 mm. long; bract-cup 0.5 mm. long, limb triangular or bifid, 0.5–1.2 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.5–0.7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red or pink, the apical swelling darkening in ripe buds, 2.5–3.5 cm. long; apical swelling of mature buds subhemispherical, slightly pointed, pentagonal, slightly reduplicate proximally, 2.5–3.5 mm. across, 2–2.5 mm. tall; basal swelling usually subglobose, 2–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. in diameter, rarely ellipsoid.
    Anthers
    Inner anthers 1.5–2 mm. long; outer ones 1–1.5 mm.
    Pistil
    Style-constriction 1.5–2 mm. long; stigma peltate to depressed-turbinate, 1.5–2 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry orange or red, 5–6 mm. long, 5 mm. in diameter; seed orange or red, 3 mm. long, 1.5 mm. in diameter.
    Figures
    Fig. 12/1–8 (p. 81).
    Habitat
    Evergreen and riverine forest, often at edges or in cleared places nearby, on a wide variety of hosts and prone to invade plantation crops; 1050–1600 m.
    Distribution
    K5 T1 T4 U4 Guineo-Congolian forests from Ivory Coast to S. Sudan

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2002 Ensermu, K. [3524], Cameroon K000027301
    Apr 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4379], Cameroon K000050271
    Apr 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [196], Cameroon K000050270
    Jan 1, 1997 Thomas, D.W. [6993], Cameroon K000180425
    Mar 1, 1996 Lane, P. [313], Cameroon K000106165
    Mar 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7518], Cameroon K000106164
    Jan 1, 1982 Mann, G. [1833], Gabon K000406914 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1982 Warnecke [109], Togo K000406917
    Jan 1, 1982 Robyns, W. [1060], Congo, DRC K000406907 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1982 Robyns, W. [1060], Congo, DRC K000406908
    Jan 1, 1982 Gillet [1310], Congo, DRC K000406909 isotype
    Jan 1, 1982 Descamps [s.n.], Congo, DRC K000406913
    Jan 1, 1982 Laurent, M. [658], Congo, DRC K000406910
    Jan 1, 1982 Laurent, M. [s.n.], Congo, DRC K000406911 isotype
    Jan 1, 1982 Laurent, E. [s.n.], Congo, DRC K000406912
    Cameroon 47547.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8335], Tanzania 18415.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4078], Angola 18416.000
    Richards, P.W. [5208], Cameroon K000180451
    Sanford, W.W. [5416], Cameroon K000180448
    Harris, D.J. [1625], Central African Republic 61383.000
    Harris, D.J. [1127], Central African Republic 61386.000
    Zenker [595], Cameroon K000406916 Unknown type material
    Ledermann [1609], Cameroon K000406915
    Warnecke [109], Togo K000406919
    Warnecke [109], Togo K000406918
    Migeod, F. [106], Cameroon K000180452
    Tweedie, E.M. [2110], Kenya Loranthus braunii 28390.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [1929], Uganda Loranthus braunii 28400.000
    Osmaston, H.A. [202], Uganda Loranthus braunii 24223.000

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

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens in Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 157, t. 56 (1994) & Mistletoes Afr.: 211, photo. 88, fig. 21A.
    • Balle in Fl. Cameroun 23: 15, fig. 3/1–10 (1982).
    • Balle & Hallé in Adansonia, sér. 2, 1: 227 (1962).
    • Balle in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 660 (1958), excl. specim. Kitson.
    • Danser in Verh. K. Akad. Wet., sect. 2, 29(6): 54 (1933).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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