Tapinanthus bangwensis (Engl. & K.Krause) Danser

First published in Verh. Kon. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2, 29(6): 108 (1933)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Tropical Africa to Chad. It is a hemiparasitic epiphyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Loranthaceae, S. Balle. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology Branches
Branchlets abundantly covered with brown lenticels
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very variable in size and thickness, reduced in Senegal but well developed in Liberia and Sierra Leone
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Perianth red below, pink then grey above; filaments and style green becoming purple.
Note
On many species including Acacia farnesiana, A. nilotica, Alchornea cordifolia, Cola nitida, Coffea liberica, Crossopteryx, Croton, Drepanocarpus lunatus, Manihot glaziovii, Terminalia catappa and Theobroma.
[FWTA]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

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    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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