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4. Taxillus renii H. S. Kiu, Guihaia. 17: 306. 1997.

油杉钝果寄生 you shan dun guo ji sheng

Shrubs 0.3-1.5 m tall, branchlets terete, tomentose, glabrescent, hairs brown stellate. Branches blackish, verrucose. Leaves alternate or 3-5-fascicled on short shoots; petiole 1-4 mm; leaf blade subspatulate or oblong, 3-5 × 0.7-1.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces rapidly glabrescent, lateral veins 1-3 pairs, base tapered, apex obtuse. Umbels 4-6-flowered; bracts ovate, concave, minute, apex acute. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Calyx ovoid, glabrous, limb annular, ciliolate, becoming glabrous. Mature bud 3-3.2 cm, tip ellipsoid. Corolla slightly curved, glabrous, basal part inflated, lobes lanceolate, 7-8 mm, reflexed. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers 3-4 mm. Stigma capitate. Berry purple to blackish purple, subglobose, 6-8 × 6-7.5 mm, smooth. Fl. Jun-Oct, fr. Oct-May.

* Coniferous or mixed forests, mountain slopes; 1000-3000 m. SW Sichuan, Yunnan.

The plants, which have medicinal uses, are parasitic on Keteleeria evelyniana, Pinus yunnanensis, and species of Picea.


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