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7b. Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxburgh ex Schultes & J. H. Schultes) H. S. Kiu, Fl. Yunnan. 3: 363. 1983.

小红花寄生 xiao hong hua ji sheng

Loranthus graciliflorus Roxburgh ex Schultes & J. H. Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7: 99. 1829 ["gracilifolius," typogr. error, see addenda, p. 1612, and index, p. 1785]; L. scurrula Linnaeus var. graciliflorus (Roxburgh ex J. H. Schultes) Kurz; Scurrula graciliflora (Roxburgh ex J. H. Schultes) Danser [“gracilifolia”].

Leaf blade ovate-oblong or oblong, brownish pubescent when young. Inflorescences 3-7-flowered. Calyx ca. 2 mm. Mature bud 1-1.2 cm. Corolla greenish yellow, lobes ca. 3 mm. Berry pyriform, ca. 8 mm, pilose. Fl. and fr. Feb-Dec.

Plains, hills, mountain slopes; 100-2100 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Guizhou, Hainan, SW Sichuan, SE Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan [Bangladesh, ?Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand].

The plants are parasitic on Bauhinia yunnanensis, Camellia sinensis var. assamica, Castanea henryi, Citrus grandis, Prunus armeniaca, P. persica, Punica granatum, Pyrus pyrifolia, and Sophora japonica; rarely, they are parasitic on species of Pinus.


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