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6. Scurrula notothixoides (Hance) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3. 10: 352. 1929.

小叶梨果寄生 xiao ye li guo ji sheng

Loranthus notothixoides Hance, J. Bot. 21: 356. 1883; Taxillus notothixoides (Hance) Danser.

Shrubs ca. 0.5 m tall, young stems, leaves, inflorescences, and corollas with dense brownish verticillate and stellate hairs. Branches glabrous, lenticellate. Petiole 2-7 mm, pilose; leaf blade obovate or subrotund, 1.5-3 × 1-2.5 cm, papery, abaxial surface minutely tomentose, adaxial surface sparsely stellately hairy, veins usually 1 pair, base cuneate, apex obtuse to rounded. Umbels solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled, axillary, sometimes at leafless nodes, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 1-5 mm; bracts subspatulate, 3-5 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx pyriform, 2-3.5 mm, limb annular. Mature bud tubular, 2.4-3 cm, tip ovoid. Corolla pale green, brownish, or reddish brown, slightly curved, distal portion slightly inflated, lobes spatulate, ca. 4 mm, reflexed. Filaments 1-1.5 mm; anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Stigma subcapitate. Berry yellowish or orange, clavate, 10 × 3.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Sep-Mar.

Forest margins; 100-300 m. S Guangdong, Hainan [Vietnam].

Recorded hosts for this species include Citrus aurantium, Cordia dichotoma, Euodia lepta, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Melastoma sp., Streblus asper, Vitex pierreana, Wrightia laevis, and W. pubescens.


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