Cuscuta kilimanjari Oliv.
  • Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot.


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Morphology

Styles short and rather thick, up to 1 mm. long and 0.3 mm. broad, often reflexed.

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    Capsule depressed-globose, at length splitting around the base.

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    Stamens half as long as the lobes; filaments short and thick.

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    Scales nearly always present, rather thick, reaching to the base of the stamens and adnate to the corolla-tube over a large triangular area; sinuses occurring at the base or about halfway up the tube; fringing variable in amount.

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    Calyx-lobes broadly obtuse, adpressed to the corolla-tube in living material but not adhering to the corolla and rather spreading when dry.

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    Corolla 4–6 mm. long; lobes shorter than the tube, obtuse.

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    Stems rather coarse, 0.25–1.5 mm. in diameter.

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    Flowers pale cream-coloured, waxy in texture, 4–6 mm. long and 4–9 mm. broad, usually broader than long and becoming more depressed as the capsule matures, arranged in few-flowered cymes; pedicels shorter than the flowers.

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    Seeds subglobose, pale yellow-brown or blackish when dry, 1.5–2 mm. long.

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    Stems of medium thickness to rather stout, yellowish to orange. Flowers 4-6 mm long, wide, pale cream-coloured, in few-flowered cymes on pedicels shorter than flowers, somewhat coriaceous when dried. Calyx cupulate; lobes ovate-orbicular, obtuse, overlapping at base, rather thick and often ± carinate. Corolla campanulate-cylindric; tube longer than ovate-orbicular, obtuse to rounded and often somewhat revolute lobes. Stamens shorter than corolla lobes; filaments ± as long as anthers. Scales triangular or oblong, apex often truncate, edge irregularly and unevenly fringed to almost entire, usually reaching bases of stamens, but sometimes smaller or reduced. Ovary globose; stigmas shorter than ovary, often flattened with convolute edges. Capsule globose, intrastylar aperture large, irregularly circumscissile near base. Seeds 2-4, ovoid, 1.5-3.0 mm long, somewhat attenuate at base, pale yellow-brown or blackish when dry; hilum oblong.

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    Habitat

    Parasitic on various hosts, often shrubby, but predominantly on herbaceous Acanthaceae on the floor and edges of lowland and upland rain forests, bamboo and riverine forests.

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    Distribution

    This taxon occurs throughout eastern Africa, from Ethiopia southwards and southwestwards to the eastern part of the Democratic Repulic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, South Africa (the Northern Province) and Mozambique.

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