Glabrescent stem parasite to 1 m. Leaves subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers in axillary umbels, glabrous, tubular with a basal swelling, 5-lobed, mostly orange but red below and with a black tip.
Glabrescent stem parasite, up to 1 m tall. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers 76-152 mm axillary umbels, tubular, base swollen, mouth V-shaped, 5 lobes coiling back, glabrous, orange-red and black-tipped. Berry red.
Shrubs perhaps 1 m high, essentially glabrous. Leaves alternate, subopposite, occasionally fascicled, somewhat coriaceous with age, mostly elliptic-linear to lanceolate (greatly variable in size), (15-)30-40(-80) x 5-10 mm; petioles 2-4 mm long. Inflorescence a 3-6-flowered umbel, or occasionally racemose by the addition of several flowers lower on the rachis, axillary or solitary on older stems. Flowers 5-merous; mature buds 30-40 mm long, orange basally, yellow above, the apical portion blackish, mostly cylindrical but slightly expanded basally. Corolla gamopetalous, bilaterally symmetrical (the tube bearing a short, 'V'-shaped, unilateral split), lobes slightly longer than rest of corolla and spirally coiled at anthesis. Filaments attached near base of lobes, anthers normally breaking from filament at anthesis (the flower opens explosively). Style filiform; stigma capitate.
Parasitic on various trees including Acacia , Diospyros, Euclea and Searsia .
On species of Acacia, Diospyros, Euclea or Searsia.