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1a. Taxillus delavayi var. delavayi

柳树寄生(原变种) liu shu ji sheng (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Phyllodesmis delavayi Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 255. 1895; Loranthus balfourianus Diels; P. coriacea Tieghem; P. paucifolia Tieghem; Taxillus balfourianus (Diels) Danser.

Bracts glabrous. Pedicel 4-6 mm. Corolla lobes 6-9 mm. Anthers 3-4 mm.

The plants have medicinal uses and have been recorded as parasitic on Coriaria sinica, Juglans cathayensis, Prunus persica, P. pilosiuscula, Pyrus pyrifolia, Sorbus wilsoniana, and species of Acer, Betula, Populus, Quercus, Rhododendron, and Salix. Rarely, Keteleeria evelyniana serves as a host plant.

Forests, mountain slopes; 1500-3500 m. NW Guangxi, W Guizhou, Sichuan, E Xizang, Yunnan [Myanmar, N Vietnam].


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