Decaisnina confertiflora

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Decaisnina confertiflora


Glabrous except for the inflorescences shortly and densely off-white tomentose and the young flowers sparsely so. Leaves opposite; lamina narrowly ovate, 12-20 by 5-8 cm, truncate or slightly cordate at the base to a petiole 12-15 mm long, acuminate and acute at the apex, glossy on both sides, darker above; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct above and prominent below and the main laterals faintly visible on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, a raceme of 10- 15 opposite evenly spaced crowded pairs of triads with all flowers sessile; axis 20-30 mm long; peduncles of the triads 1-2 mm long, secund.


Leyte present
Malesia: Philippines (Leyte).


Barlow, in , reported that no specimens had been located and treated the species as doubtful. Specimens subsequently located (see below) have confirmed the status of the species, and resulted in the amended description above. The holotype of Loranthus confertiflorus Merr. (PNH) is no longer extant. An isotype in GH has been seen and identified as lectotype of the name, and other isotypes have been seen in GH, MO and NSW. Similar to Decaisnina sumbawensis, differing in angular stems, slightly cordate leaf lamina base, tomentose inflorescence, shorter corolla and subsessile anthers.