2074.180 Agelanthus Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemiparasitic shrubs with a single haustorial attachment; hairs simple or irregularly branched. Flowers in umbels, usually borne in clusters in the axils; bract cup-shaped with a small or leafy limb. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes much shorter than the tube, remaining erect and usually conspicuously banded in different colours, with vents developing in bud below the tip and with a short V-slit. Berry red. Agelanthus differs from Tapinanthus in the bands of colours on the flowers, the vents opening in mature buds and the corolla lobes remaining erect.

Worldwide: 59 species in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

Zambia: 10 taxa.

Agelanthus zizyphifolius subsp. vittatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bipartitus Balle ex Polhill & WiensMc
falcifolius (Sprague) Polhill & WiensCb,C
fuellebornii (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,EN,McDescription, Image
molleri (Engl.) Polhill & WiensNw,N
nyasicus (Baker & Sprague) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,SCb,N,C,SDescription, Image
pungu (De Wild.) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,E,SNw,N,Mc,E,C,SDescription, Image
sambesiacus (Engl. & Schinz) Polhill & WiensSImage
subulatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensLp,Mc,CDescription, Image
terminaliae (Engl. & Gilg) Polhill & WiensC,S,W
zizyphifolius (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens subsp. vittatus (Engl.) Polhill & WiensN,W,C,E,SNw,N,Mc,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Agelanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Agelanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Agelanthus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Agelanthus
Flora of Malawi: Agelanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Agelanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Agelanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Agelanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Agelanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Agelanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Agelanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Agelanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Agelanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Agelanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Agelanthus
Plants of the World Online: Agelanthus
Tropicos: Agelanthus
Wikipedia: Agelanthus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Agelanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=498, retrieved 20 April 2024

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