Dendrophthoe homoplastica

Dendrophthoe homoplastica

Dendrophthoe homoplastica

(Mistletoe)

FAMILY

Loranthaceae

Species

Dendrophthoe homoplastica

Common name

Mistletoe

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; epiphyte, mistletoe

Campus

Townsville

Description

This epiphytic/parasitic plant is growing on a number of bottlebrush trees on campus. It has broadly ovate to ovate somewhat fleshy leaves to 6 cm long. The flowers are curved, yellow with 5 partially fused petals. Epicortical runners sometimes present. Flowering December and January. Host are species of Myrtaceae.