Phragmanthera vignei Balle

Loranthaceae

Description

Phenology

Guild: pi

Life form: hemi-parasitic shrub

Max. height: data unavailable

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: opposite, simple, elliptic to ovate, notophyll

(3.5-8 x 4.5-10 cm), entire, coriaceous, whitish hairs beneath

Inflorescence: axillary, umbel, mostly in axils of current leaves, 2-6 flowered Flower: medium-sized (corolla 3.5-4.5 cm long); corolla with brownish hairs outside, yellow inside Fruit: fleshy, oblong (0.8 x 0.6 cm), villous, reddish brown; 1 seed Seed: medium-sized

Other: the internodes of branchlets are initially tomentose, but soon glabrescent.

Dispersal: by birds

Timing: flowering period from December to March (Polhill & Wiens 1998)

Data sources

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic (Polhill & Wiens 1998)

Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana (herbarium, Polhill & Wiens 1998) Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 1283 km. Quite widely distributed, but still known from only very few collections, so apparently rather rare (Polhill & Wiens 1998).

Forest type: wet evergreen forest

Habitat

It occurs from the lowlands up to 1600 m altitude (Polhill & Wiens 1998).

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