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Viscum yunnanense H. S. Kiu


Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs monoecious, ca. 50 cm tall. Branching axillary, opposite, decussate, terete; internodes 2-4.5 cm, longitudinally striate. Leaves opposite; petiole short; leaf blade elliptic or lanceolate, 6-8 × 2-3.5 cm, subleathery, 5-veined, base attenuate, apex obtuse or acuminate. Inflorescences axillary, cymes 2-3 together; peduncle 2-3 mm; 5-7-flowered, central flower male, lateral 4-6 flowers female; involucre navicular, ca. 3 mm, seriate. Pedicel absent. Male flower ovoid in bud, ca. 2 mm; perianth lobes 4, triangular, ca. 1 mm. Female flowers ellipsoid in bud, 2-2.5 mm; perianth lobes 4, triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Stigma nipple-shaped. Berry yellow, ellipsoid, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm, smooth, base rounded, apex obtuse. Fl. and fr. Apr-Jun.

The plants are parasitic on Macaranga denticulata.

* Forests, mountain slopes; 900-1000 m. Yunnan (Mengla).


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