Macrosolen (Blume) Blume ex Schult. f.

25 species of SE Asia, New Guinea

1 species recorded from New Guinea. Click on a name to go to its species page

  1. M. cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh. * Java, New Guinea, SW Pacific.

Description (Barlow 1974)

Macrosolen (Blume) Blume ex Schult. f., Syst. 7, 2:1731(1830); Miq. Fl. Ind. Bat. 1,1: 827 (1856); Tiegh. Bull. Soc. bot. Fr. 41: 268 (1894); Dans. Bull. Jard. bot. Buitenz. 10: 343 (1929); 11: 271 (1931); Blumea 2: 35 (1936); Engl. & Krause, Pfl. Fam. ed. 2 16b: 142 (1935); Loranthus sect. Macrosolen Blume, Fl. Jay. Loranth. 16 (1829); Elytranthe sect. Macrosolen (Blume) Engl. Pfl. Fam. 3, 1: 188 (1889); Elytranthe subgen. Paleoelytranthe sect. Macrosolen (Blume) Engl. Pfl. Fam. Nachtr. 126 (1897). Type Species.-M. formosus (Blume) Miq. This is chosen as lectotype from several syntypes listed by Schult. f.

Loranthus sect. Symphyanthus subsect. Anguliflori DC. Prod. 4: 296 (1830); Elytranthe sect. Angulifiori (DC.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 425 (1834). Type Species-Decandolle cited 13 species, which are therefore syntypes. In the case of this element there is little merit in selection of a lectotype.

Blumella Tiegh. Bull. Soc. bot. Fr. 42: 438, 441 (1895); Elytranthe sect. Blumella (Tiegh.) Gamble, J. As. Soc. Beng. 75: 371 (1914). Type Species.-B. loniceroides (L.) Tiegh.

Miquelina Tiegh. Bull. Soc. bot. Fr. 42: 438, 443 (1895). Type Species.-M. evenia (Blume) Tiegh. (= Macrosolen avenis), lectosyntype; M. coccineus (Blume) Tiegh. (syntype).

Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs with runners and opposite penninerved leaves. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or spike (rarely an umbel or head), sometimes with a basal involucre of a few small scales; bracts 3 under each flower. Corolla 6-merous, inflated and 6-alate in the middle; petals in the open flower united to the middle or higher. Anthers linear, basifixed, immobile, 4-locular. Style articulate above the base. Basic Chromosome Number.-x = 12.

A genus of about 25 species distributed from South-east Asia to New Guinea, with the greatest concentration of species in the western part of its range. One of these species occurs in New Guinea.

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Updated 28 June 2003