Dendrophthoe glabrescens (Blakely) Barlow
Barlow, B.A. (1962) Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 87: 55.
Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners usually present.
Leaf blades rather brittle, breaking along a straight line went bent back on themselves. Leaf blades about 4.5-16 x 0.5-6 cm, petioles about 0.3-2.5 cm long. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin.
Flowers borne in racemes of 5-20 flowers, pedicels about 3-5 mm long. Inflorescence axis about 10-30 mm long. Calyx about 1-2 mm long, without lobes but usually split down one side. Corolla tube about 20-30 mm long, inflated to form a ring-like structure at the apex, inner surface often whorled, lobes about 11-14 mm long. Anthers about 4-6 mm long, staminal filaments about 6 mm long. Disk cream, surrounding the base of the style. Ovary about 3-4 mm long. Style about 28-40 mm long. Stigma red, globular, and terminal, sometimes 2-lipped. No locules or ovules visible in the ovary.
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Food plant for the larval stage of the Golden Jezabel, Black Jezabel, Scarlet Jezabel, Red-banded Jezabel, Amethyst Jewel, Silky Jewel, Golden Azure, Orange-tipped Azure, Southern Purple Azure and Northern Purple Azure Butterflies. Braby, M. (2000).