Dendrophthoe dementis

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Dendrophthoe dementis


Glabrous except for the ovary with a white or light ochre tomentum and the young parts tomentose but soon glabrescent. Leaves scattered; lamina narrowly elliptic to rhomboid, 5-10(-15) by 3-7 cm, cuneate to attenuate at the base to a petiole 5-15 mm long, sometimes attenuate and finally broadly acute to shortly rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate and somewhat curvinerved, the midrib and the main laterals distinct on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes or rarely terminal on leafy branches, a (20-)30-50-flowered raceme; axis 15-55 mm long; pedicels mostly 1-3 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present)
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines.


Closely related to Dendrophthoe constricta from Borneo and Celebes, differing in less robust habit, usually smaller leaves, paler indumentum, longer flowers and glabrous corolla.