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6. Helixanthera guangxiensis H. S. Kiu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 174. 1983.

广西离瓣寄生 guang xi li ban ji sheng

Shrubs ca. 0.7 m tall, branchlets and leaves densely yellow, stellate pubescent when young, becoming glabrous. Branches grayish, lenticellate. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade ovate or obovate, 2-3 × 1-2 cm, thinly leathery, lateral veins 2 pairs, abaxially obscure, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse. Racemes solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled, axillary, densely 2-4-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 mm, stellate pubescent; bracts ovate-triangular ca. 1 mm. Flowers 4-merous. Pedicel ca. 3 mm. Calyx ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 mm, limb annular, entire or 4-denticulate. Mature bud subclavate. Corolla yellowish, pubescent, petals linear-spatulate, 3-3.5 mm, reflexed from middle. Filaments ca. 1.5 mm; anthers 2-loculed, ca. 0.5 mm, connective broad. Style slightly 4-angled, ca. 3 mm; stigma subcapitate. Berry yellowish or orange ellipsoid, ca. 7 × 3-4 mm, smooth. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Nov-Dec.

* Forests on mountain slopes; 300-1000 m. SE Guangxi, SW Hainan.

The plants are parasitic on Camellia oleifera.


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