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2. Macrosolen geminatus (Merrill) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3. 10: 344. 1929.

勐腊鞘花 meng la qiao hua

Loranthus geminatus Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci., C, 4: 146. 1909; Elytranthe suberosa Lauterbach; Macrosolen suberosus (Lauterbach) Danser.

Shrub 0.5-1 m tall. Branches grayish, scattered lenticellate. Petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade narrowly ovate to lanceolate, (5-)10-11 × (1.5-)4-4.5 cm, leathery, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, obscure on both faces, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences solitary or 2- or 3-fascicled, axillary on older branches, 2-4(-8)-flowered racemes; peduncle 3-5 mm; bract ovate, ca. 1 mm; bracteoles subovate, connate nearly to apex, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, rarely subsessile. Calyx ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm, limb annular, ca. 0.7 mm, margin repand. Mature bud 1.1-1.5 cm. Corolla light orange, tube inflated, 6-angled, lobes lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, reflexed. Filaments ca. 5 mm; anthers 1-1.2 mm. Berry yellow, ellipsoid, ca. 7 × 5.5 mm, verruculose. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

Forests on mountain slopes; 700-800 m. Yunnan (Mengla) [Indonesia, New Guinea, Philippines].

In the Flora area, the plants are parasitic on Paramichelia baillonii; outside the Flora area a wider range of hosts is known.


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