Dendrophthoe

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Aerial shrubs, spreading or pendulous, nearly glabrous; epicortical runners usually present. Leaves opposite, subopposite or alternate, penninerved. Inflorescence an axillary raceme (in Victoria) or spike or reduced to 1 or 2 flowers; bract 1 per flower. Flowers pedicellate; calyx entire or toothed; petals 5, united to the middle or higher into a curved tube, yellow to red, tube inflated near middle, lobes unequal; stamens 5, equal, anthers basifixed, immobile, introrse, 4-celled. Fruit succulent, berry-like.

About 30 species, from tropical Africa through South-east Asia to Australia; 6 species in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Loranthaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Santalanae
order Santalales
family Loranthaceae
Higher taxa
genus Dendrophthoe
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