1. Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
    1. Taxillus Tiegh.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Kenya and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Loranthaceae, Polhill & D. Wiens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

    Habit
    Shrubs, rarely exceeding 1 m. in height, with haustoria bearing surface runners; hairs stellate and dendritic, sometimes with other simple ones; twigs terete to angular
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate to opposite, petiolate; lateral nerves pinnate, principally 3–5 from the base, or obscure
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary or terminal on short shoots in umbels or clusters, sometimes sessile, occasionally solitary; bract single, unilateral or cupular, entire or toothed
    Corolla
    Corolla 4–5-merous, often hairy, opening spontaneously or usually explosively, zygomorphic, with a V-split on one side, generally yellow or red and green; buds often curved, somewhat inflated medially, often narrowed below the slightly ellipsoid to clavate head, sometimes developing vents below the head, often with a gland on one side; lobes shorter than tube, erect (in Africa) or reflexed, linear to spathulate
    Stamens
    Stamens attached near the base of the corolla-lobes, erect; filaments short, straight; anthers 4-thecous, sometimes locellate, with a very small connective-appendage
    Pistil
    Style slender, terete to angular; stigma small
    Fruits
    Berry usually reddish, ovoid, ellipsoid or obovoid, smooth or verruculose, with a persistent calyx.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

    Taxillus Tiegh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 256 (1895)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polh. & Wiens, Mistletoes Afr.: 219 (1998)
    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 42: 256 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0