Dendrophthoe glabrescens

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Dendrophthoe glabrescens


Glabrous. Leaves scattered or subopposite; lamina narrow lanceolate to elliptic or obovate, 5-8(-20) by 1.5-4 cm, attenuate at the base to a petiole (3-)8-25 mm long, rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct and the main laterals usually visible on both sides. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a (3-)5-10(-20)- flowered raceme; axis (5-)30-60 mm long; pedicels 3-6 mm long.


Alor present, Australasia, Lombok present, Timor present, Western Province present
Australia; Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Lombok, Timor, Alor), Papua New Guinea (Western Province).


The species tends to geographically replace Dendrophthoe curvata, which mostly occurs in humid forests. At the interface between humid forests and seasonal monsoon vegetation in New Guinea and northern Australia there is a morphological transition which indicates there is introgression between the two species.


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 242