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  • Butterflies' Larval Host Plants #12 The Common Chinese Mistletoe (Macrosolen cochinchinensis )

    This 12th instalment of our Butterflies' Larval Host Plants series features Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Common Chinese Mistletoe), a member of Loranthaceae which is a family of flowering plants containing 75 genera and about 1,000 species, many of which are hemiparasites (parasitic plants which derive water/nutrients from the hosts and are photosynthetic themselves). As is the case of the Malayan Mistletoe, the Common Chinese Mistletoe is a stem hemiparasite, attaching itself to the stem/branch of their hosts.

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