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Published In: Enumeratio Stirpium Pleraumque, quae sponte crescung in agro Vindobonensi 55, 230, pl. 3. 1762. (Enum. Stirp. Vindob.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 600 tropical and sub-tropical species. Four species are reported from W. Pakistan.


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Semi-parasitic shrubs. Leaves opposite or alternate. Flowers sub-sessile, bisexual, in axillary racemes or fascicles. Calyculus fringe-like, adnate to the ovary. Perianth 4-5, petaloid, free or united into a tube. Stamens epiphyllous, opposite the perianth. Ovary unilocular. Fruit a berry.

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1 Flowers tomentose; corolla lobes 4 (2)
+ Flowers glabrous; corolla lobes 5 Loranthus longiflorus
2 (1) Leaf base cordate. Flower buds acute
+ Leaf base attenuate. Flower buds obtuse (3)
3 (2) Young leaves covered with a fugacious mealy tomentum. Flowers in racemes. Fruit clavate Loranthus pulverulentus
+ Upper leaf surface glabrous, lower rusty tomentose. Flowers in fascicles. Fruit ellipsoid Loranthus vestitus
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