|Buckleya lanceolata, a
small deciduous tree with a height of 1-2.5 meters, is a
hemiparasite hosted by coniferous trees like cryptomerias or firs.
It branches well to extend horizontally, with tops somewhat drooping
and young ones being green. Leaves, simple, are of opposite
phyllotaxis, 3-7cm long, in a lanceolate shape, with tips extending
in a tail way, margins with entire or shallow serrations, and short
petioles. Dioecious: male flowers put themselves in cymes borne on
upper parts of the branches; female ones singly come on unit ends.
Male and female flowers, light green, measure 4mm in diameter, with
perianths cleft in four. Bloom time: May-June.