2074.010 Tapinanthus (Blume) Rchb.

Description of the genus

Small hemiparasitic shrubs with single haustorial attachment. Indumentum simple. Leaves mostly opposite. Flowers in umbels, 5-merous. Corolla splitting unilaterally with a V-shaped split; tube much longer than lobes; the apical swelling of the flower bud indicating maturity by changing to a darker colour; lobes erect or generally reflexed. Anthers elongate, fitting against the isodiametric or skittle-shaped style; stigma capitate. Fruit usually red when ripe.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and southern Africa, one species extending to N Yemen.

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Tapinanthus oleifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dependens (Engl.) DanserN,MS,GIDescription
erianthus (Sprague) DanserTDescription, Image
forbesii (Sprague) WiensN,GI,MDescription, Image
oleifolius (J.C. Wendl.) DanserN,Z,T,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tapinanthus:

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Flora of Botswana: Tapinanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Tapinanthus
Flora of Malawi: Tapinanthus
Flora of Zambia: Tapinanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tapinanthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Tapinanthus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=487, retrieved 19 September 2019

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