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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 1 m or so, glabrous; branchlets slightly compressed, then slightly 4-angular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to alternate; petiole 0–2 mm long; blade dull green to yellow-green, fleshy, ovate to ovate-elliptic or obovate, obtuse or rounded at apex, cuneate to attenuate to slightly cordate at base, 3–8 × 2–6 cm, 3–5(–7)-nerved from a little above base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 1–several, mostly at older nodes, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 1–2 mm long; pedicels 1 mm long; bract cupular with a small ovate-triangular limb, 1–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle 1.5 mm long; calyx tubular, 2–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 1.8–3.3 cm long, pink, lobes green with upper two-thirds red, or sometimes all cream or greenish cream; apical swelling of bud slightly clavate; basal swelling 0; lobes erect, 6–11 mm long, keeled, upper two-thirds linear-oblanceolate, apiculate, slightly hardened inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments yellow-green or cream, inflexed, slightly corrugated, last 1.5–2 mm thinner and smooth; anther 2–3.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, minutely papillate opposite upper part of corolla-tube, green above; stigma red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry pink to red, obovoid-ellipsoid, 7–8 × 4–5 mm, with persistent calyx.
Distribution
S3 coastal regions of Kenya and Tanzania.
Ecology
Coastal

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 1 m. or so, glabrous; branchlets slightly compressed, then slightly 4-angular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to alternate; petiole 0–2 mm. long; lamina dull green to yellow-green, fleshy, ovate to ovate-elliptic or obovate, 3–8 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, obtuse or rounded at the apex, cuneate to attenuate to slightly cordate at the base, 3–5(–7)-nerved from a little above the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 1–several, mostly at older nodes, 2–4-flowered; peduncle 1–2 mm. long; pedicels 1 mm. long; bract cupular with a small ovate-triangular limb, 1–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 1.8–3.3 cm. long, pink, lobes green with upper two-thirds red, or sometimes all cream or greenish cream; apical swelling of bud slightly clavate, 3–5 mm. long, 1.7–2 mm. in diameter, apiculate, slightly 5-angled to sutures above and to keels below; basal swelling 0; lobes erect, 6–11 mm. long, keeled, upper two-thirds linear-oblanceolate, apiculate, slightly hardened inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments yellow-green or cream, inflexed, slightly corrugated, last 1.5–2 mm. thinner and smooth; anther 2–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style slender, minutely papillate opposite the upper part of corolla-tube, green above; stigma depressed-globose, 0.8 mm. across, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry pink to red, obovoid-ellipsoid, 7–8 mm. long, 4–5 mm. in diameter, with persistent calyx.
Habitat
Coastal bushland and mangrove stands, extending inland along rivers, commonly on Dobera, Salvadora or mangroves; 0–100 m. (or possibly more, see note)
Distribution
K4 K7 T3 T6 T8 Z

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Agelanthus kayseri (Engl.) Polhill & Wiens appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2698], Kenya K000438378
Jan 1, 2007 Laizer, G.S. et al. [1349], Tanzania K000449293
Faulkner, H. [1804], Tanzania 17020.000
Faulkner, H. [1834], Tanzania 17472.000
Faulkner, H. [1974], Tanzania 18405.000
Drummond, R.B. [3667], Tanzania 23440.000
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1226], Tanzania K000406778 Unknown type material
Stuhlmann [116], Tanzania K000406779

First published in J.-P.Lebrun & A.L.Stork, Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa: 1-370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by R.M. Polhill & D. Wiens [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Polh. & Wiens in Lebrun & Stork, Énum. Pl. Fl. Afr. Trop. 2: 164 (1992).
  • Polh. & Wiens in Mistletoes Afr.: 154, fig. 13B (1998).
  • Polh. & Wiens in Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 156 (1994)
  • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 63 (1980), nom. invalid .

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