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Genus Dendrophthoe Family Loranthaceae

Description: Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs, spreading to pendent; external runners usually present.

Leaves opposite, displaced-opposite or alternate, penniveined.

Inflorescence axillary, a raceme sometimes reduced to 1 or 2 flowers; bract 1 under each flower. Petals 5, united to middle or higher into a curved tube inflated in middle and unequally lobed. Stamens equal; anthers dorsifixed, immobile, introrse, 4-locular.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 30 species, tropical Africa to Australia. Australia: 6 species (4 species endemic), all mainland States except S.A.

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Dendrophthoe odontocalyx

 Key to the species 
1Ovary glabrous or sparsely hairy with white hairsDendrophthoe glabrescens
Ovary shortly white- or brown-tomentoseDendrophthoe vitellina

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