Dendrophthora terminalis   (Kuijt)


 
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Terminal Dendrophthora Mistletoe
(Dendrophthora terminalis)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Costa Rica: Cordillera Central

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 20 cm (heigth)

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.

 
References:

- William C. Burger: Flora Costaricensis. Viscaceae. Fieldiana, Botany, New Series No. 13: 59-79. 1983