|Etymology||Genus||Little-dice; probably referring to the fruits|
|Species||China, probably first described from there|
|Synonyms||Taxillus estipitatus (Stapf) Danser, Loranthus chinensis DC., Scurrula chinensis (DC.) G. Don|
|Common Names||Chinese Mistletoe|
|Status||Native: Critically Endangered|
|Native Distribution||China to Myanmar and Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, and northern Philippines|
Taxillus chinensis is a very recognisable mistletoe, especially from its prominent wavy leaves. They are also oppositely arranged, oval or elliptic-shaped, and with blunt tips. The flowers are long, tubular and curved.
The Chinese Mistletoe growing on a Casuarina equisetifolia tree in East Coast Park.
The leaves are prominently wavy.
Tubular flower (bottom right).
Fruits are small and have warty surfaces.
Stem of the mistletoe hugging its host.