17. Taxillus vestitus (Wallich) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3. 10: 355. 1929.
短梗钝果寄生 duan geng dun guo ji sheng
Loranthus vestitus Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 218. 1824.
Shrubs 0.5-1 m tall, young stems, leaves, petiole, inflorescences, and corollas tomentose, hairs a mixture of reddish brown or yellowish brown verticillate hairs and paler stellate hairs. Branches blackish, glabrous, scattered lenticellate. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-oblong, 4.5-8 × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, abaxial surface persistently tomentose, adaxial surface rapidly glabrescent, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, adaxially prominent, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire and recurved, apex obtuse. Umbels solitary or 2 together, sometimes at leafless nodes, 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 1-2 mm; bracts triangular, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx ovoid, 2-2.5 mm, limb annular. Mature bud 1.2-1.8 cm, tip ovoid. Corolla reddish brown, slightly curved, densely pilose with dense verticillate hairs, basal part inflated, lobes spatulate, 5-7 mm, reflexed. Filaments ca. 3.5 mm; anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Stigma capitate. Berry orange, ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 5 mm, granulose, pilose or becoming glabrous. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.
Forests, mountain slopes; 1800-3000 m. S Xizang (Gyirong), Yunnan [India, Nepal, Pakistan].
The plants are parasitic on species of Quercus, including Q. griffithii.