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7a. Scurrula parasitica var. parasitica

红花寄生(原变种) hong hua ji sheng (yuan bian zhong)

Cichlanthus scurrula (Linnaeus) Tieghem; Loranthus chinensis Candolle var. formosanus Lecomte; L. parasiticus (Linnaeus) Merrill; L. scurrula Linnaeus; Taxillus parasiticus (Linnaeus) S. T. Chiu.

Leaf blade ovate to ovate-oblong, ferruginous pubescent when young. Inflorescences 3-5(-6)-flowered. Calyx 2-2.5 mm. Mature bud 2-2.5 cm. Corolla red, lobes 5-8 mm. Berry pyriform, ca. 10 mm, smooth. Fl. and fr. Oct-Apr.

Plains, mountain slopes; 100-1000(-2800) m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].

Recorded hosts include Citrus grandis, C. limon, C. reticulata, Clausena lansium, Lagerstroemia indica, Morus alba, Prunus persica, Pyrus pyrifolia, Sapindus mukorossi, Zanthoxylum armatum, species of Apocynaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Theaceae, and Ulmaceae, and rarely Cupressus duclouxiana and Keteleeria evelyniana.


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