Tapinanthus rubromarginatus (Engl.) Danser
(name current 2016)
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Red Data Book Information:
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.