Viscum loranthi

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Viscum loranthi


Plant moderately robust, erect, 10-25 cm tall. Leaves rudimentary, each opposite pair forming a spreading collar c. 0.5 mm wide. Inflorescence axillary, a sessile cymule of 1-3 flowers subtended by a cupule c. 0.5 mm long, with many subsidiary cymules of 1-3 flowers soon developing adjacent to the first one, with the middle flower female and the lateral flowers (when present) male or female. Fruit urceolate, sessile, coarsely wrinkled when dry, crowned by the persistent tepals.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Himalayas eastwards to southern China present
Himalayas eastwards to southern China; Malesia: Sumatra, Philippines.


Distinctive in the genus in having the tepals persistent on the fruit. This character otherwise distinguishes Viscum from all other genera of Viscaceae in Malesia.


Danser 1935 – In: Philipp. J. Sc.: 142
Danser 1941 – In: Blumea: 295
Danser 1931 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg: 464