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3. Scurrula gongshanensis H. S. Kiu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 21: 176. 1983.

贡山梨果寄生 gong shan li guo ji sheng

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, branchlets and young leaves with dense gray stellate hairs, becoming glabrous. Branches grayish brown, lenticellate. Leaves usually alternate; petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-ovate, 8-12 × 4-7 cm, leathery, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, inconspicuous, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse. Racemes solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled, axillary, 5-11-flowered; rachis 10-15 mm, stellate hairy; bracts triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Calyx pyriform, ca. 2 mm, limb annular, undulate or 4-denticulate. Mature bud tubular, 3-3.2 cm, tip ellipsoid. Corolla red, slightly curved, apical portion ca. 2 mm in diam., lobes lanceolate, 6-8 mm, reflexed. Filaments 1-1.5 mm; anthers ca. 4 mm. Stigma subglobose. Berry pyriform, ca. 5 × 3.5 mm, pilose. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct.

* Forests, mountain slopes; 1900-2000 m. Yunnan (Bijiang, Gongshan).

The plants are parasitic on species of Quercus.


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