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10. Taxillus pseudochinensis (Yamamoto) Danser, Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk. 29(6): 125. 1933.

高雄钝果寄生 gao xiong dun guo ji sheng

Loranthus pseudochinensis Yamamoto, Suppl. Icon. Pl. Formosan. 3: 19. 1927; Scurrula chinensis (Candolle) G. Don var. formosana Hosokawa; S. pseudochinensis (Yamamoto) Y. C. Liu & K. L. Chen.

Shrubs 0.5-0.7 m tall, young stems with dense yellowish or reddish brown stellate hairs, becoming glabrous. Branches dull brown, scattered lenticellate. Leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 8-12 mm; leaf blade ovate or ovate-oblong, 3-5 × 2-3 cm, papery to slightly leathery, both surfaces rapidly glabrescent, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, abaxially prominent, base cuneate to obtuse, apex obtuse. Umbel sometimes at leafless nodes, 2-4-flowered; peduncle ca. 2 mm, stellate hairy; bracts ovate, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Calyx subovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, limb annular, minutely 4-toothed. Mature bud 1.5-1.9 cm, tip ellipsoid. Corolla reddish, hairy, basal part inflated, lobes lanceolate, ca. 7 mm, reflexed. Filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers ca. 2.5 mm. Stigma capitate. Berry ellipsoid, ca. 4 × 3 mm, granulose, with stellate hairs. Fl. and fr. Apr-May.

* Forests, mountain slopes; 300-800 m. S Taiwan.

Recorded hosts include Rhododendron formosanum and species of Daphniphyllum and Symplocos.


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