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3a. Taxillus caloreas var. caloreas

松柏钝果寄生(原变种) song bai dun guo ji sheng (yuan bian zhong)

Loranthus caloreas Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 251. 1912; L. matsudae Hayata; Phyllodesmis caloreas (Diels) Danser; Taxillus matsudae (Hayata) Danser.

Leaf blade linear or subspatulate, 2-3 × 0.3-0.7 cm, lateral veins inconspicuous. Umbels 2- or 3-flowered. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx ovoid, brown tomentose. Mature bud 2-2.7 cm. Corolla lobes lanceolate, 7-8 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Apr-May next year.

Coniferous or mixed forests, mountain slopes; 900-2800(-3100) m. Fujian, N Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan].

The plants have medicinal uses. The plants are parasitic on Keteleeria davidiana, Picea morrisonicola, Pinus massoniana, P. taiwanensis, Tsuga dumosa, and species of Cedrus.


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