Dendrophthora terminalis (Kuijt)
Costa Rica: Cordillera Central
|local name: -|
|size: ca. 20 cm
extinction date: (?)
|This species is known from
only a single specimen, which was found at Vara Blanca de Sarapiqui
between the Barba and Poas volcanoes at an elevation of about 1680 m above
sea level, growing an a Clusia shrub (Clusia sp.).
It is a smallish, regularly branched, leafless mistletoe species.
The species is closely related to the Scaled Dendrophthora Mistletoe (Dendrophthora squamigera (Benth. (Kuntze))), which can be found in the same region.
- William C. Burger: Flora Costaricensis. Viscaceae. Fieldiana, Botany, New Series No. 13: 59-79. 1983