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  • Butterflies' Larval Host Plants #9 The Malayan Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe pentandra)

    This 9th instalment of our Butterflies' Larval Host Plants series features Dendrophthoe pentandra (Malayan 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). The Malayan Mistletoe is a stem hemiparsite as it attaches itself to the stem/branch of its hosts.

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