Dendrophthoe incarnata

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Dendrophthoe incarnata


Glabrous except for the young shoots, inflorescences and flowers with a short dense white or ochrous stellate tomentum which persists on the ovary, corolla and stamen filaments, otherwise eventually glabrescent. Leaves scattered or subopposite; lamina narrowly to broadly ovate, 10-30 by (2-)4-16 cm, shortly attenuate to truncate or slightly cordate at the base to a petiole (7-) 10-30 mm long, thin, acuminate and acute or obtuse at the apex, darker and somewhat glossy above or dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib and the incurved main laterals distinct on both sides and more prominent below. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a 12-40-flowered raceme; axis 50-85 mm long; pedicels 0.3-4 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present)
Thailand; Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.


Sumatran plants usually have shorter more slender corollas with a more distinct nectar chamber than plants from Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. Some plants from Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, with relatively short widened corollas, may be intergrades to Dendrophthoe pentandra.