Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dendromyza reinwardtiana (Blume ex Korth.) Danser
Danser, B.H. (1940) Nova Guinea 4: 133.
Two types or stems (twigs) are produced: 1. Non twining stems with leaves. 2. Twining stems with haustoria and sessile scale leaves about 1 mm long.
Leaf blades brittle, breaking on a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades very variable in size and arrangement, about 2-8 x 0.7-4.5 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.8 cm long. Leaf blades 3-5-veined with the veins radiating from the base.
Male flowers: Inflorescence 1-3 flowered. Flowers about 1-1.8 mm diam. Perianth lobes about 1 mm long. Anthers about 0.3-0.5 x 0.5-0.7 mm. Female flowers: Flowers +/- sessile. Perianth tube about 1.5 mm long, lobes triangular, about 0.6-0.7 mm long.
Fruits about 5.5-8.5 x 5-5.5 mm, tepals persistent at the apex. Endocarp about 6 x 3.5 mm. Seeds obpyriform, about 4-4.5 x 2-2.5 mm. Vascular strands and gelatinous material attached to the narrow end. Endosperm pale green. Embryo darker green, about 2.5-3 x 0.3- 0.4 mm. Cotyledons much narrower than the radicle. Cotyledons fused together, separate cotyledons not obvious.
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A hemiparasite producing numerous haustoria from stems or runners. Frequently found on various species of Ficus.