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Cecarria obtusifolia (Merr.) Barlow

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Barlow, B.A. & Wiens, D. (1973) Brittonia 25: 34.


Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners absent.


Leaf blades about 5-9.5 x 2-8 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.8 cm long. Venation variable, usually with 3-5 veins radiating from the base. Flat reddish glands visible on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade.


Flowers borne in 2-flowered umbels or 4-flowered racemes or spikes. Pedicels about 0-3 mm long. Primary peduncle about 6-9 mm long. Calyx about 0.5-1 mm long, without lobes. Corolla about 10-14 mm long, lobes recurved at anthesis. Anthers about 2 mm long, staminal filaments about 4.5-6 mm long. Ovary about 2.5-4 mm long. Style about 10 mm long. Stigma wider than the style.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP, possibly in the northern part of NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m.

Muellerina obtusifolia (Merr.) Barlow, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 87: 60(1962). Phrygilanthus obtusifolius Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 1: s.189(1906), Type: Philippines, Luzon, Bataan, Mt Mariveles, Lamao R., May 1904, Whitford 134; Syn: NSW.
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