Dendrophthoe vitellina (F.Muell.) Tiegh.
Tieghem, P.E.L. van (1895) Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 86.
Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners present.
Leaf blades about 6-17 x 1-2 cm, petioles about 1-4.5 cm long. Terminal buds clothed in rusty brown hairs.
Flowers borne in racemes of 5-20 flowers, pedicels about 1.5-4 mm long. Inflorescence axis about 5-50 mm long. Calyx + ovary clothed in brown hairs and scales, about 3-4 mm long, calyx irregularly toothed or lobed. Corolla tube about 20-25 mm long, corolla lobes about 5-12 mm long, margins warted towards the base on the inner surface. Anthers about 5 mm long, staminal filaments about 6-7 mm long. Ovary about 2.5-3 mm long. Style about 40 mm long. Stigma red, globular and terminal.
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Food plant for the larval stage of the Black Jezabel, Red-banded Jezabel, Narcissus Jewel, Purple Oak-Blue, Dark Purple Azure, Golden Azure, Orange-tipped Azure, Sapphire Azure, Southern Purple Azure, Northern Purple Azure, Black-spotted Flash, Trident Pencilled-blue and Marbled Line-blue Butterflies. Braby, M. (2000).