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Arceuthobium tibetense H. S. Kiu et W. Ren


Description from Flora of China

Plants yellowish green or green, 0.5-4 cm tall. Branches opposite; internodes 2.5-6 mm, base of dominant shoots ca. 1.5 mm in diam. Scale leaves ca. 1 mm. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary. Male flower yellow, subglobose in bud, ca. 2 mm in diam. at flowering; perianth lobes 3(or 4), subtriangular, ca. 1.2 mm. Anthers circular, ca. 0.5 mm. Female flower subglobose in bud, ca. 1 mm. Fruiting pedicel ca. 1 mm. Berry ellipsoid when young, ca. 2.5 × 1.7 mm, glaucous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. next year Jul-Aug.

The plants are parasitic on Abies forrestii and A. georgei.

* Coniferous forests, mountain slopes; 3200-3400 m. Xizang (Mainling, Nyingchi).


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