Dendrophthoe constricta

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Dendrophthoe constricta


Glabrous except for young shoots, inflorescences and flowers ochre to red-brown stellate hairy, eventually glabrescent except for the ovary. Leaves scattered; lamina ovate or elliptic, (7-)10-25 by (3-)5-14 cm, cuneate to truncate at the base to a petiole 5-10 mm long, mostly obtuse or rounded or sometimes acute at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib and the somewhat curvinerved main laterals distinct above and prominent and raised below. Inflorescences at the nodes, a 10- to 20-flower- ed raceme; axis 10-20(-40) mm long; pedicels 0.5-1 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Sulawesi (Sulawesi present)
Malesia: Borneo, Celebes.


Occasional specimens with pale indumentum or an apparently slender habit show transition to Dendrophthoe dementis.


Danser 1931 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg: 400