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


This taxon is accepted by Balanophoraceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

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.

 Information From

Balanophoraceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).