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2. Tolypanthus esquirolii (H. Léveillé) Lauener, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 40: 357. 1982.

黔桂大苞寄生 qian gui da bao ji sheng

Loranthus esquirolii H. Léveillé, China Rev. Ann. 22. 1916.

Shrubs 0.8-2 m, young stems with brownish or yellowish stellate hairs, becoming glabrous. Branches patent, blackish, smooth. Leaves alternate to subopposite, or 2 or 3 leaves fascicled on short shoots; petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade oblong-ovate or suboblong, 4-6(-8) × 1.5-3.5 cm, papery, base cuneate, apex subacuminate or acute. Fascicles axillary, 3- or 4-flowered; peduncle 4-6 mm; bracts pink, lanceolate, 18-27 × 3-6 mm, papery when dried, 1-3-veined, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm. Calyx ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm, brownish or yellowish tomentose, limb cupular, 5-denticulate. Mature bud ca. 2.5 cm. Corolla reddish, pilose, apical portion inflated, 5-angled, lobes narrowly oblong, 7-9 mm, reflexed. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers 1.5-2 mm. Berry yellow, ellipsoid, 5-6 × 4-4.5 mm, with stellate hairs. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. May-Aug.

* Forests, mountain slopes, valleys; 1100-1200 m. Guangxi, Guizhou.

Recorded hosts include Eriobotrya japonica, Vernicia fordii, and species of Camellia.


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