Viscum wrayi

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Viscum wrayi


Plant moderately robust, erect. Leaves normally developed; lamina spathulate to obovate, attenuate at the base to an obscure petiole 2-4 mm long, dark and slightly lustrous on both surfaces, rounded at the apex, 25-50 by 12-25 mm, curvinerved with 3 or 5 veins obscure. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, a pedunculate cymule of 3 flowers, subtended by a cupule c. 1 mm long, with subsidiary cymules sometimes developing adjacent to the first, with the middle flower female and the lateral flowers male; peduncle 1-3 mm long. Fruit globose or depressed-globose, on a stipe 2.5-4 mm long, usually smooth and shining, sometimes weakly tuberculate, with a short distinct neck, yellow-green to yellow-brown.


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


Closely related to V. ovalifolium, which within its range of polymorphy occasionally exhibits most of the distinctive characters of V. wrayi. The latter can be distinguished on its combination of flattened double-edged stem internodes, spathulate or obovate lustrous leaves, shortly pedunculate triads, and globose stipitate fruits which are usually shining and only slightly tuberculate.


Danser 1931 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg: 470
Danser 1941 – In: Blumea: 297