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Leaves, Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves, Fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Dendromyza reinwardtiana (Blume ex Korth.) Danser
Danser, B.H. (1940) Nova Guinea 4: 133. Type: ?.
Tupeia reinwardtiana Blume ex Korth., Verh. Batav. Genootsch. 17: 195(1839), Type: Sumatra; Holo: ?.
Leaf blades brittle, breaking on a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades very variable in size and arrangement, about 2-8 x 0.7-4.5 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.8 cm long. Leaf blades 3-5-veined with the veins radiating from the base.
Male flowers: Inflorescence 1-3 flowered. Flowers about 1-1.8 mm diam. Perianth lobes about 1 mm long. Anthers about 0.3-0.5 x 0.5-0.7 mm. Female flowers: Flowers +/- sessile. Perianth tube about 1.5 mm long, lobes triangular, about 0.6-0.7 mm long.
Fruits about 5.5-8.5 x 5-5.5 mm, tepals persistent at the apex. Endocarp about 6 x 3.5 mm. Seeds obpyriform, about 4-4.5 x 2-2.5 mm. Vascular strands and gelatinous material attached to the narrow end. Endosperm pale green. Embryo darker green, about 2.5-3 x 0.3- 0.4 mm. Cotyledons much narrower than the radicle. Cotyledons fused together, separate cotyledons not obvious.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 250 m.
A hemiparasite producing numerous haustoria from stems or runners. Frequently found on various species of Ficus.