Botanical name: Dendrophthoe falcata var. falcata Family: Loranthaceae (Mistletoe family)
Synonyms: Loranthus longiflorus var. falcatus, Loranthus falcatus, Loranthus longiflorus
Honey Suckle Mistletoe is a large branch parasite. It is a shrub which is much branched, 1-3 m long. Branches are swollen from the base, and the bark is dark gray. Oppositely arranged leaves are 7-15 cm long, variable in shape. Leaf stalks are 1 cm long, and the midriff is red. Flowers occur in stout racemes in leaf axils. The flowers buds look like long white tubes. Flower tube is 3-5 cm long, pinkish white. The five narrow petals or lobes of the flower tube, greenish or yellowish, are upturned. Stamens, 4-6 protrude out of the flower. The green style is slender and is longer than the stamens. The plant has a very close cousin with red flowers, Red Honey Suckle Mistletoe. Flowering: January-February.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
The flower labeled Honey Suckle Mistletoe is ...