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Cecarria obtusifolia

Family

Loranthaceae

Botanical Name

Cecarria obtusifolia (Merr.) Barlow

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

Synonyms

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

Stem

Epicortical runners absent.

Leaves

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

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.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m.

CYP

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6016