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Pakistan | Family List | Loranthaceae

Loranthus Linn., Sp. Pl. ed. 2,472. 1762. Boiss., Fl.Or. 4:1069.1879; Hook.f., Fl.Brit. Ind. 5:203.1885; Collett, Fl. Siml. 438.1902; Talbot, For. F1.2:404.1911; Brandis, Ind. Trees 548.1911; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Pl. 3: 1, 60.1915; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3, 434. 1956; P.W. Ball in Tutin et al Fl. Eur. 1: 72. 1964.

Semi-parasitic shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate. Flowers sub-sessile, bisexual, in axillary racemes or fascicles. Calyculus fringe-like, adnate to the ovary. Perianth 4-5, petaloid, free or united into a tube. Stamens epiphyllous, opposite the perianth. Ovary unilocular. Fruit a berry.

A genus of 600 tropical and sub-tropical species. Four species are reported from W. Pakistan.

1 Flowers glabrous; corolla lobes 5   Loranthus longiflorus
+ Flowers tomentose; corolla lobes 4   (2)
2 (1) Leaf base cordate. Flower buds acute   Loranthus cordifolius
+ Leaf base attenuate. Flower buds obtuse   (3)
3 (2) Upper leaf surface glabrous, lower rusty tomentose. Flowers in fascicles. Fruit ellipsoid   Loranthus vestitus
+ Young leaves covered with a fugacious mealy tomentum. Flowers in racemes. Fruit clavate   Loranthus pulverulentus

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