Vanwykia remota (Baker & Sprague) Wiens

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Vanwykia remota

Picture: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

Vanwykia remota

Picture: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

Vanwykia remota

Picture: Darrel Plowes
Ruti Dam, Buhera

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Synonyms: Loranthus remotus Baker & Sprague
Tapinanthus remotus (Baker & Sprague) Danser
Common names:
Parasitic shrub up to 1.5 m long, pendent when older. Branchlets with whitish hairs 1-2 mm long. Leaves opposite to subopposite, occasionally alternate or clustered on short shoots, elliptic-obovate to elliptic-ovate or subcircular, tomentellous when young, glabrescent with age. Flowers in few-flowered axillary umbels and around old nodes. Corolla 4-5 cm, yellow-green and whitish tomentose outside, green turning reddish inside; lobes 8-10 mm, spathulate. Anthers scarlet, 2.5-4 mm. Berry red, cylindric, tomentose.
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Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: From eastern Tanzania to northern South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
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Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 173 - 174. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vanwykia remota
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vanwykia remota
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vanwykia remota
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vanwykia remota
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vanwykia remota
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JSTOR Plant Science: Vanwykia remota
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vanwykia remota
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vanwykia remota
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vanwykia remota
Tropicos: Vanwykia remota

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vanwykia remota., retrieved 20 March 2019

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