Lighted Candles

Scientific Name
Tapinanthus oleifolius (J.C.Wendl.) Danser
Higher Classification
Lichtensteinia oleifolia J.C.Wendl., Lichtensteinia speciosa (F.Dietr.) Tiegh., Loranthus bumbensis Hiern, Loranthus meyeri C.Presl, Loranthus meyeri C.Presl var. inachabensis Engl., Loranthus namaquensis Harv., Loranthus namaquensis Harv. var. ligustrifolius Engl., Loranthus oleifolius (J.C.Wendl.) Cham. & Schltdl., Loranthus oleifolius (J.C.Wendl.) Cham. & Schltdl. var. luteus Neusser, Loranthus quinquangulus Engl. & Schinz, Loranthus quinquangulus Engl. & Schinz var. pedicellatus Sprague, Loranthus speciosus F.Dietr., Loranthus zambesicus Gibbs, Tapinanthus namaquensis (Harv.) Tiegh., Tapinanthus quinquangulus (Engl. & Schinz) Danser
Common Names
Bird-lime (e), Lighted Candles (e), Lighted Matches (e), Mistletoe (e), Voelent (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Free State, Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tapinanthus oleifolius (J.C.Wendl.) DanserLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Tapinanthus oleifolius (J.C.Wendl.) Danser. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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