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Species Information

Tapinanthus rubromarginatus (Engl.) Danser
(name current 2016)
(Loranthus rubromarginatus)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Cultural uses
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Hlatikhulu, Mankaiana, Tshaneni Three records by Compton, Dlamini and Karsten.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Loranthus rubromarginatus - Very robust, rigid, irregularly branched, hairless. Main stems thick, 2 cm or more diam. Flowers in dense clusters. Leaves numerous, short-stalked, blade oval, blunt-tipped, up to 3 cm long X 2 cm wide. Flowers up to 5 cm long in bud, crimson, terminal swelling strongly ribbed, segments c 7 mm long, reflexing. Fruit oval, c 1 cm long, orange-coloured.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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