|Etymology||Genus||Tree (Dendro); waste away (phthone); in reference to its hemi-parasitic habit on trees|
|Synonyms||Loranthus pentandrus L.|
|Common Names||Malayan Mistletoe|
|Native Distribution||Eastern India, throughout Indochina, southern China, and Malesia|
An extensive growth on a Cassia fistula.
Germinating seed which I planted on a Vitex pinnata branch.
Reddish-pink flowers of the mistletoe.
Leaf venation close-up. Note that the leaves can be variable in shape and size.
The seed slides out easily by pinching on the fruit.
The stem trails along its host's branches and plants its suction-like haustoria.
Painted Jezebel caterpillars devouring the mistletoe which grew on my dad's bonsai.
A male Brown-throated Sunbird drinking from the flowers.