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1. Loranthus tanakae Franchet & Savatier, Enum. Pl. Jap. 2: 482. 1876.

北桑寄生 bei sang ji sheng

Hyphear tanakae (Franchet & Savatier) Hosokawa.

Shrubs deciduous, ca. 1 m tall, all parts glabrous. Branches usually dichotomous, black, mostly glaucous, scattered lenticellate. Petiole 3-8 mm; leaf blade obovate or elliptic, 2.5-4 × 1-2 cm, papery, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, faint, base cuneate and slightly decurrent, apex obtuse or retuse. Spikes terminal, 10-20-flowered, 2.5-4 cm; bracts ovate, concave, ca. 1 mm. Flowers bisexual, subopposite, (5- or)6-merous. Calyx ellipsoid 1-1.5 mm. Mature bud ovoid. Corolla greenish, petals lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm. Filaments short; anthers 4-loculed, ca. 0.5 mm. Style ca. 1 mm, usually 6-angled; stigma slightly capitate. Berry orange, globose, 7-8 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Nov.

Broad-leaved forests, plantations; 900-2000(-2600) m. Gansu, Hebei, SE Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, N Sichuan [Japan, Korea].

Recorded hosts include Prunus armeniaca, Pyrus bretschneideri, and species of Betula, Quercus, and Ulmus.

The Chinese material named as Loranthus europaeus Jacquin belongs here.


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