Friday, March 17, 2006

Mistletoe flowering on a branch of old rain tree

A typical young branch of a dendrophthoe pentandra
- note the bulbous attachement point to host branch.



Dendrophthoe pentandra flowering
The contrasting differences in leaf/branch form
and the bulbous attachement "betray" their presence as
parasitic plants living off the host.

2 comments:

YC said...

Good to have another "kaki" on mistletoe. Let me know of your future postings. YC

darkmatter said...

HiYC:
Sure...

rgds
yK