1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Globimetula Tiegh.
      1. Globimetula pachyclada (Sprague) Danser

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Twigs terete or elliptical in section, glabrous; bark grey-brown, not peeling.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5–8 mm. long; lamina thick and fleshy, yellow-green, tinged reddish when young, elliptic to broadly ovate, 3.5–9 cm. long, 2–5.5 cm. wide, bluntly pointed to rounded at the apex, obliquely cuneate to rounded and slightly decurrent at the base; main lateral nerves 6–8 pairs, second to fourth strongly ascending, the upper ones more spreading.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels 3–6, mostly at older leafless nodes; peduncle 3–8 mm. long; pedicels 3–6, 3–6 mm. long; bract-cup 0.5 mm. long, with a triangular or bifid limb 1–3 mm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle 0.7–1.2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.2–2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla bright deep pink, the apical swelling turning black in ripe buds, the lobes green inside, 3.5–4.5 cm. long; apical swelling subhemispherical, pentagonal, reduplicate to narrowly 5-winged, the wings extending down the tube, 5–7 mm. across, 4–5 mm. tall; basal swelling slight.
    Anthers
    Inner anther-thecae 5 mm. long; outer ones 4 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style-constriction 5 mm. long; stigma peltate, 3 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Berry mauvish, turbinate, to 12 mm. across.
    Figures
    Fig. 12/10.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia - Uapaca woodland, on Uapaca; 1300–2200 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Globimetula pachyclada (Sprague) Danser appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Polhill, R.M. [5258], Tanzania 52394.000
    Goetze [1003], Tanzania Loranthus pachycladus K000407017 Unknown type material

    First published in Verh. Kon. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 29(6): 55 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • 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 of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 214, photo. 91, fig. 21E (1998).
    • Danser in Verh. K. Akad. Wet., sect. 2, 29(6): 55 (1933).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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    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/
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