Moquiniella rubra (A. Spreng.) Balle
  • Bull. Seances Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Moquiniella rubra (A. Spreng.) Balle. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001245903. Accessed on: 07 Jun 2020'

Morphology

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Habitat

    Parasitic on various trees including Acacia , Diospyros, Euclea and Searsia .

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    On species of Acacia, Diospyros, Euclea or Searsia.

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    Parasitic on Acacia, Euclea, Ficus, Grewia, Rhus, Diospyros and Salix in the southern Cape region; disjunct in the north-western Cape.

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    Distribution

    Namaqualand and Karoo to E Cape.

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    Through Namaqualand to Great Karoo to E Cape.

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    Disjunct in the north-western Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bull. Seances Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge
    • 2 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Loranthaceae. 613 - 613. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Snijman, DA. 2013. Loranthaceae. 415 - 415. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 4 Wiens, D; Toelken, HR. 1979. Loranthaceae and Viscaceae. Fl. S. Africa 10(1): 1 - 56. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Loranthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).