Dendrophthoe mearnsii

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Dendrophthoe mearnsii


Glabrous except for young vegetative parts, inflorescences and flowers with a short rusty tomentum, the stems, leaves and corollas glabrescent. Leaves scattered; lamina broadly ovate, 5-8 by 3-5.5 cm, shortly attenuate at the base to a petiole 6-10 mm long, rounded at the apex, thin, somewhat undulate at the margin, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct above and prominent below and the main laterals visible on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, a c. 5-flowered raceme; axis slender, 6-14 mm long; pedicels 2.5-3.5 mm long.


Mindoro present
Malesia: Philippines (Mindoro). Known from type specimen only; possibly rare.


Closely related to Dendrophthoe curvata, differing in thinner leaves, dark indumentum and shorter, long-acute corolla buds.