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2. Scurrula elata (Edgeworth) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3. 10: 350. 1929.

高山寄生 gao shan ji sheng

Loranthus elatus Edgeworth, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 58. 1846.

Shrubs 0.5-1.5 m tall, young branchlets and young leaves with brown stellate hairs, becoming glabrous. Branches grayish brown to blackish brown, subsmooth, scattered lenticellate. Leaves opposite or alternate; petiole 10-20 mm; leaf blade ovate or oblong-ovate, 6-10 × 3-5 cm, leathery, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, base rounded to subcordate, apex shortly acuminate. Racemes solitary or paired, axillary, sometimes at leafless nodes, 6-10-flowered; rachis 5-15 mm, pilose; bracts ovate, ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Calyx turbinate, ca. 2.5 mm, limb annular. Mature bud tubular, 2.8-3 cm, tip ellipsoid. Corolla red or orange, slightly curved, apical portion inflated, ca. 3 mm in diam., lobes lanceolate. Berry yellowish, turbinate, 6-8 × 4-5 mm, base gradually tapered. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Forests or mixed forests; (2000-)2400-2800 m. Xizang [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim].

Recorded hosts include Quercus semecarpifolia and species of Cotoneaster, Ilex, Rhododendron, and Viburnum.


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