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Agelanthus lugardii | by zimbart
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Agelanthus lugardii

Some years ago I photographed this stunning Loranthaceae species in the Dibilishaba CL, South of Gwanda in Southern Zimbabwe. I always thought it had to be Agelanthus lugardii except that the flowers are such a spectacular pink. The flowers normally are greyish-green in this species. Available literature does contain a somewhat non-commital note that the flowers may flush a little orange or pink when older but that would be rather an understatement in this case.

Meanwhile I have had it confirmed that it is indeed A. lugardii and some plants obviously are much more brightly coloured than others.

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Taken on December 29, 2007