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Loranthaceae

Complete family data: Loranthaceae

Cumulative Dataset

The Loranthaceae dataset covers 1059 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 246 Loranthaceae taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 4016 records.

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are highest in Eastern Africa.

All the hotspots are located in Tanzania except one which is found in Mozambique.

Species Diversity

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

10 Main Hotspots













Data Source

The source of the Loranthaceae distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Actinanthella dataset covers 20 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 2 taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 20 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around northern Zimbabwe.

10 Main Hotspots

The top major hotspots are in Northern Zimbabwe with two others located on the coast of Mozambique

Data Source

The source of the Actinanthella distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Agelanthus dataset covers 492 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 61 Agelanthus taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 890 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around East Africa, although there is a wide distribution spanning the continent.

10 Main Hotspots

The 2 major hotspots are on the Tanzania/Zambia border and on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border. Others are found mainly in Tanzania.

Data Source

The source of the Agelanthus distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Berhautia dataset covers 5 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Berhautia taxa is mapped, creating a total cover of 5 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity, Endemism and the major hot spots are centred around Gambia.

10 Main Hotspots

Data Source

The source of the Berhautia distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Englerina dataset covers 205 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 26 Englerina taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 263 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Endemism and Species Richness are spread across the continent, with the highest recordings found in Kenya, Tanzania and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are all located in Tanzania with one in Kenya.

Data Source

The source of the Englerina distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Emelianthe dataset covers 50 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 2 Emelianthe taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 61 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are in Southern Kenya and North Eastern Tanzania.

Data Source

The source of the Emelianthe distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Erianthemum dataset covers 231 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 16 Erianthemum taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 327 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred on the Eastern side of the continent.

10 Main Hotspots

The hotspots are located in Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Data Source

The source of the Erianthemum distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Globimetula dataset covers 192 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 13 Globimetula taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 240 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the Central West African countries of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon & the Democratic Republic of Congo with records also observed in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are in Northern Gabon and West Cameroon, a hotspot is also located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Data Source

The source of the Globimetula distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Helixanthera dataset covers 135 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 12 Helixanthera taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 142 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are spread over both sides of the continent but Endemism appears to be greater on the Eastern side.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are dispersed throughout the continent.

Data Source

The source of the Helixanthera distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Moquiniella dataset covers 19 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Moquiniella taxa is mapped, creating a total cover of 19 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the the southern tip of South Africa.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are along the southern coast with two others located on the west coast.

Data Source

The source of the Moquiniella distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Oedina dataset covers 12 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 4 Oedina taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 17 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity, Endemism and hotspots are centred in Tanzania.

10 Main Hotspots

Data Source

The source of the Oedina distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Oliverella dataset covers 58 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 3 Oliverella taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 59 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around Kenya and Tanzania with another centre around Zimbabwe and Zambia.

10 Main Hotspots

The hotspots are spread over these areas.

Data Source

The source of the Oliverella distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Oncella dataset covers 17 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 4 Oncella taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 20 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred along the coast of Tanzania and Kenya.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are in Northern Kenya, Northern Tanzania and Mozambique.

Data Source

The source of the Oncella distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Oncocalyx dataset covers 151 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 12 Oncocalyx taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 225 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around Northern Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. With recordings also found in Angola and Mozambique.

10 Main Hotspots

The hotspots are centred in Kenya, 1 is also located in Tanzania and 2 in Ethiopia.

Data Source

The source of the Oncocalyx distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Pedistylis dataset covers 7 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Pedistylis taxa is mapped, creating a total cover of 7 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity, Endemism and hotspots are centred around the Eastern South Africa/Mozambique border.

10 Main Hotspots

Data Source

The source of the Pedistylis distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Phragmanthera dataset covers 356 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 34 Phragmanthera taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 583 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are spread across the centre of Africa from Mozambique to Gambia.

10 Main Hotspots

The hotspots are also well distributed across this area.

Data Source

The source of the Phragmanthera distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Pilicosepalus dataset covers 140 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 5 Pilicosepalus taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 151 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred along the eastern side of the continent.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are in Northern Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Tanzania.

Data Source

The source of the Pilicosepalus distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Last Updated: 25 December 2018