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6a. Taxillus limprichtii var. limprichtii

木兰寄生(原变种) mu lan ji sheng (yuan bian zhong)

Loranthus limprichtii Grüning, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 500. 1913; L. cavaleriei H. Léveillé; L. daibuzanensis Yamamoto; L. kwangtungensis Merrill; L. niitakayamensis Yamamoto; L. ritozanensis Hayata; Scurrula ritozanensis (Hayata) Danser; Taxillus cavaleriei (H. Léveillé) Danser; T. kwangtungensis (Merrill) Danser; T. ritozanensis (Hayata) S. T. Chiu.

Shrubs 0.5-1.3 m tall, young branchlets, inflorescences, and exterior of corolla densely yellowish brown stellate tomentose. Leaf blade ovate-oblong or obovate and commonly oblique, 4-12 × 2.5-6 cm, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, adaxially inconspicuous or slightly impressed when dried, midvein conspicuous, apex obtuse. Peduncle 3-6 mm. Pedicel ca. 3 mm. Mature bud 2.7-3 cm. Corolla red or orange, lobes 8-9 mm. Filaments ca. 2 mm; anthers 4-5 mm. Berry yellowish or reddish yellow, 7-8 × 3.5-4 mm. Fl. Oct-Mar, fr. Jun-Jul.

* Forests, mountain slopes, valleys; 200-1300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, E Sichuan, Taiwan, SE Yunnan.

Recorded hosts include Camellia oleifera, Castanea mollissima, Castanopsis chinensis, Cinnamomum camphora, Firmiana simplex, Lindera communis, Liquidambar formosana, Loropetalum chinense, Magnolia lotungensis, M. officinalis subsp. biloba, Michelia foveolata, Osmanthus fragrans, and Vernicia montana.


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