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Macrosolen (Bl.) Reichb.


Description from Flora of China

Loranthus Jacquin sect. Macrosolen Blume, Fl. Javae (Loranth.) 16. 16 Aug 1830.

Shrubs parasitic, base often with epicortical roots, all parts glabrous. Leaves opposite, pinnately veined. Inflorescences axillary, racemes or spikes, rarely umbels; 1 bract and 2 bracteoles subtending each flower; bract small, shorter than the calyx; bracteoles often connate. Flowers bisexual, 6-merous, actinomorphic or sometimes zygomorphic by the presence of a single split. Calyx ovoid to ellipsoid, limb annular or cupular, persistent. Mature flower bud tubular. Corolla sympetalous, tube gradually dilated, usually 6-keeled in middle portion, then constricted abruptly to a neck and expanded to a clavate tip, lobes reflexed. Filaments short; anthers 4-loculed, sometimes multilocellate; pollen grain semilobate in polar view. Ovary at first 3-loculed, then 1-loculed; placentation free, central. Style filiform, base usually articulated. Stigma capitate. Berry ovoid or ellipsoid.

About 40 species: tropical S and SE Asia; five species in China.

Lower Taxa


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