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Decaisnina hollrungii (K.Schum.) Barlow

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Barlow, B.A. (1966) Australian Journal Botany 14: 434.


Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners present.


Leaf blades thick and brittle, breaking along a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades about 5-9.5 x 2-5 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.5 cm long. Venation not obvious on the upper surface of the leaf blade.


Flowers borne in triads, central flower sessile, lateral flowers pedicellate (1 mm). Triads on peduncles about 1.5-5 mm long. Inflorescence axis up to about 30-60 mm long bearing 4-9 pairs of secund triads. Calyx about 1 mm long, without teeth or weakly toothed or dissected. Corolla about 24-32 mm long. Petals united at the base for about 0.5-1.5 mm. Anthers about 2-5 mm long, staminal filaments about 2.5-4 mm long. Ovary glabrous, about 3-4 mm long. Style about 20 mm long. Stigma small. No locules or ovules visible in the ovary.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m. Also found in Malesia and the Pacific islands. Usually parasitic on a variety of rain forest species, sometimes on open forest species, e.g Planchonia.

Amylotheca hollrungii (Schumann) Tiegh., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 41: 263(1894). Elytranthe hollrungii (Schumann) Engl., Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1-3: 126(1897). Loranthus hollrungii Schumann in Schumann & Hollrung, Flora Kaiser Wilhems Land : 105(1889), Type: New Guinea, Augustafluss, July 1887, Hollrung 659; Holo: B; Iso: K.
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