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. The simple leaves 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
the 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.