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Balanophora hongkongensis K. M. Lau, N. H. Li & S. Y. Hu

This species grows in the shade of a mixed forest on a hill at an elevation of 200 m, and flowers from late November through December with the carpellate flowers lasting longer. The staminate and carpellate plants grow in close proximity to each other. The forest community where the new species was found consists of trees, shrubs and woody vines. Bauhinia championii was identified as the host.

New Species Found in Hong Kong by our team
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