Tapinanthus erianthus (Sprague) Danser

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Tapinanthus erianthus

Protea Hill Farm
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Tapinanthus erianthus

Protea Hill Farm
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Loranthus erianthus Sprague
Common names:
Status: Native
Leaves sessile or if shortly petiolate then base of lamina cordate and amplexicaul.
Type location:
Notes: Herbivore:A larval food plant of the dotted border butterflies, Mylothris spp. (Pieridae).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Common in urban environments where it infests both indigenous and exotic species: Bauhinia petersiana, Citrus, Dichrostachys cinerea, Ficus carica, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Moringa, Morus, Pseudolachnostylis, Punica, Toona, Zanha africana
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, southern DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and northern Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,Lk,S,W
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 20 October 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 201. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 59.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 168 - 169.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 118.

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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: Species information: Tapinanthus erianthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120850, retrieved 24 April 2024

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