Lepidaria tetrantha

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Lepidaria tetrantha


Glabrous. Leaves opposite; lamina ovate to elliptic, 5-7 by 1.5-2.5 cm, cuneate at the base to a petiole 3-5 mm long, attenuate or acuminate and acute to shortly rounded at the apex, dull green above, dull brown below; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct below and other veins obscure. Inflorescences at the nodes, a sessile involucrate capitate spike of usually 2 decussate pairs of flowers; involucre 10-13 mm long, comprising c. 10 pairs of bracts, the upper ones narrowly ovate, thin, acuminate and acute, deciduous at anthesis; floral axis c. 0.5 mm long; lateral bracts vestigial.


Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon).


The holotype of Loranthus tetranthus (PNH) is no longer extant. An isotype (US, 900071) has been seen and designated lectotype of the species name.