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Dactyliophora novae-guineae (F.M.Bailey) Danser

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Danser, B.H. (1929) Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 307.


Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners present.


Leaf blades thick and fleshy, cracking along a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades about 7-13 x 3-7 cm, petioles about 0.4-1.5 cm long, transversely wrinkled on the upper surface. Lateral veins about 8-9 on each side of the midrib.


Flowers borne in triads, central flower sessile, lateral flowers pedicellate (2 mm). Triads arranged in whorls, 4-12 triads per whorl, on a central axis, peduncles of the triads about 5-8 mm long. Inflorescence axis about 12-35 mm long. Calyx about 0.5 mm long, without lobes. Corolla about 24-36 mm long, each lobe or petal with a downward-pointing lobe near the base on the inner surface. Anthers about 4-6 mm long, staminal filaments about 1.5-2 mm long. Ovary + free calyx about 3 mm long. Style about 23-28 mm long. Stigma no wider than the style.


Fruits about 11-12 x 7 mm. Seeds about 8 x 4 mm. Embryo green, about 5 mm long. Cotyledons about 4 mm long, discrete.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 250 m. Also found in New Guinea.

Loranthus novaeguineae F.M. Bailey, Contr. Fl. New GUinea reimpr. ex Rep. Brit. New Guinea : 3(1902), Type: New Guinea, Goodenough Is., Poiana, Le Hunte; Holo: BRI.
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