Balanophora laxiflora Hemsl.
  • J. Linn. Soc., Bot.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Balanophora laxiflora Hemsl. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 09 Aug 2020'

General Information

Plants dioecious, red to dark red, sometimes purplish. Rhizome branched; branches subspherical, 1-3 × 1-2.5 cm, surface densely covered with scabrous speckles and yellowish stellate warts. Leaves 8-14, alternate, elliptic-oblong, 1.5-2.5 × 1-1.5 cm, apex obtuse. Scapes 5-10 cm. Male inflorescences cylindric, 3-18 × 0.5-2 cm, apex acuminate. Male flowers: subsessile, zygomorphic, subtended by two slender rudimentary or indistinct bracts. Perianth lobes 4-6, suborbicular to ovate, 2-3 mm, apex acute to obtuse. Synandria sessile, subdiscoid or sometimes expanded laterally, 4.5-6 mm in diam.; anthers broken up into many locelli, dehiscent by short slits. Female inflorescences ovoid-spheroid to oblong-ellipsoid, 2-6 × 0.8-2 cm, apex acuminate. Spadicles subclavate, to 1.5 mm, apical 2/3 obovate; cuticular ridges of apical cells short but distinct and congested. Female flowers: on basal stipes of spadicles and main axis of inflorescence. Fl. Sep-Nov.

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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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