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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 5 | Loranthaceae | Elytranthe

1. Elytranthe albida (Blume) Blume in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7: 1611. 1830.

大苞鞘花 da bao qiao hua

Loranthus albidus Blume, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunsten 9: 184. 1823; Elytranthe henryi Lecomte.

Shrubs 2-3 m tall. Branches terete; bark pale. Petiole (7-)20-30 mm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly ovate, (6-)8-16 × (3-)4.5-6 cm, leathery, veins subprominent, base obtuse, rarely cuneate, apex acute. Spikes solitary or fascicled, axillary, sometimes at leafless node, 2-4-flowered; peduncle stout, (1-)5-10(-15) mm; bract ovate, 6-10(-12) × 4-6 mm, keeled, apex acute; bracteoles oblong-ovate, 8-12 mm, keeled, apex subobtuse. Calyx ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm, limb cupular, 1-1.5 mm, entire. Mature bud (4-)6-7 cm. Corolla red, tube slightly curved, inflated, lobes lanceolate, ca. 20 mm, reflexed. Filaments 8-10 mm; anthers 4.5-6 mm. Berry ellipsoid, ca. 5 mm, stylar foot nipple-shaped. Fl. Nov-Apr.

Forests, mountain slopes; 800-2300 m. Yunnan [E India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

Recorded hosts in the Flora area include Quercus griffithii and species of Ficus; a wider range of hosts occurs outside the Flora area.


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