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5. Scurrula phoebe-formosanae (Hayata) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3. 10: 352. 1929.

楠树梨果寄生 nan shu li guo ji sheng

Loranthus phoebe-formosanae Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 5: 183. 1915.

Shrubs ca. 0.5 m tall, young branchlets, leaves, inflorescences, and flowers with dense ferruginous or brown verticillate and stellate hairs. Branches glabrous, lenticellate. Petiole 4-6 mm, pilose; leaf blade ovate, 4-5 × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, abaxial surface tomentose, adaxial surface glabrous, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, base rounded, apex obtuse. Racemes solitary or paired, axillary, sometimes at leafless nodes, 3-5-flowered; peduncle ca. 3 mm; bracts ovate-triangular, 1-1.5 mm. Flowers densely alternate. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Calyx pyriform, 2.5-3 mm, limb annular. Mature bud tubular, 1-1.3 cm, tip ovoid. Corolla slightly curved, lobes subspatulate, 2.5-3 mm. Filaments 1.5-2 mm; anthers ca. 1 mm. Stigma globose. Berry pyriform, ca. 9 mm, tomentose. Fl. Apr-May.

* Forests, mountain slopes; 800-1200 m. Taiwan.

The plants are parasitic on Phoebe formosana and Quercus variabilis.


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