Oncella Tiegh.

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

Description of the genus

Small well branched shrubs from a single haustorial attachment; hairs stellate and dendritic; twigs slightly compressed to angular, soon terete. Leaves opposite or subopposite, shortly petiolate. Flowers in racemes; bract small. Calyx short, entire to shortly toothed; corolla joined halfway, 5-lobed, radially symmetrical, orange to pink or red, with a dark glandular patch at the base of each lobe, stellate pubescent; tube with a basal swelling; bud tip fusiform to obovoid; lobes usually erect, often partly cohering at the tips. Fruit berry white to red (sometimes turning black), ellipsoid, with persistent calyx.

Worldwide: Four species in East Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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curviramea (Engl.) DanserN

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oncella
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oncella
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oncella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oncella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oncella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Oncella.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2279, retrieved 27 January 2020

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