Viscum katikianum

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Viscum katikianum


Plant slender, erect. Leaves mostly normally developed; lamina lanceolate to ovate, often falcate, attenuate at the base to an obscure petiole 5-10 mm long, obtuse to acute and sometimes mucronate at the apex, 3- or 5-nerved, 60-100 by 13-45 mm. Inflorescence axillary, a pedunculate cymule of 3 flowers subtended by a cupule 1-2 mm long, with subsidiary cymules developing adjacent to the first, with the middle flower male or female and the lateral flowers female; peduncle 4-6 mm long, elongating slightly in fruit. Fruit ellipsoid, shortly stipitate, finely punctate.


Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea.


Probably related to V. whitei of northern Australia, from which it differs in its more rigid stems, more erect growth and much larger leaves.