Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Viscum ovalifolium DC.
Candolle, A.P. de (1830) Prodromus 4: 278. Type: Malaysia, Penang, Wallich 489; Holo: K; Iso: BM.
Epicortical runners absent.
Leaf blades rather brittle, cracking along a straight line went bent back on themselves. Leaf blades about 2-6.7 x 1.5-3 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.5 cm. Leaf blades 3-veined, the venation more prominent on the upper surface.
Fruits somewhat translucent, globular, about 6-8 mm diam, surface somewhat warted before maturity. Perianth lobes not persistent at the apex. Seeds green, flattened, about 5-6 x 5-6 mm. Seeds immersed in a sticky, gelatinous mucilage. Testa transparent to translucent. Endosperm green, embryo darker green, lateral, about 3 x 0.8 mm, cotyledons about 1 mm long.
Features not available.
Grows as a parasite on a variety of rain forest and monsoon forest plants.