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Dendrophthoe pentandra (Linn.) Miq.


Description from Flora of China

Loranthus pentandrus Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., ed. 12, 2: 252. 1767; Mant. Pl. 1: 63. 1767.

Shrubs to 2 m tall, youngest parts puberulous. Branches grayish, scattered lenticellate. Petiole 5-20 mm; leaf blade lanceolate to elliptic or suborbicular, 5-15 × 2.5-10 cm, thickly leathery, lateral veins 2-4 pairs, base cuneate or obtuse, apex acute or rounded, glabrous. Racemes solitary or 2 or 3 together, 3-10-flowered; peduncle 7-20 mm, with grayish or white stellate hairs; bracts broadly ovate, 1-1.5 mm. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Calyx 2-2.5 mm, limb 0.5-1.5 mm, 5-denticulate. Mature bud 1.5-2 cm. Corolla orange, basal 1/2 slightly inflated, lobes lanceolate, ca. 12 mm, reflexed. Filaments 3-4 mm; anthers 3-5 mm. Berry red, 8-10 × 5-6 mm, minutely pilose or glabrous. Fl. and fr. Dec-Jun.

Recorded hosts include Aleurites moluccana, Canarium album, C. pimela, Clausena lansium, Hevea brasiliensis, Mangifera indica, Vernicia montana, and species of Ficus.

Humid forests, less often in open forests and plantations; 100-1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan [Cambodia, E India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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