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Agelanthus guineensis Polhill & Wiens

Guinea Mistletoe (Agelanthus guineensis)

This species, described in 1997, is, or was, restricted to the forests in northern Guinea in West Africa; it is apparently known only from the type material which was collected in 1956.

The species was never found since the collection of the type and is believed to be extinct.


The photo below shows an additional congeneric species, the Dodonaea-leaved Mistletoe (Agelanthus dodoneifolius (DC.) Polhill & Wiens), a species that also occurs in Guinea.


Dodonaea-leaved Mistletoe (Agelanthus dodoneifolius)

Photo: Rob Palmer


edited: 15.01.2024