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ⓘ Korthalsella salicornioides




Korthalsella salicornioides
                                     

ⓘ Korthalsella salicornioides

Korthalsella salicornicoides is named after the succulent coastal plant Salicornia, because it has succulent stems. These appear as a dense mass of small fleshy leafless twigs, up to 10 cm long, usually growing on the host plants manuka Leptospermum scoparium and kanuka Kunzea ericoides. It is reddish-yellow to green with tiny flowers and small yellow fruits from October to May. It is similar to the other two species of New Zealand leafless mistletoe in the genus Korthalsella, but has denser stems arising at a narrower angle.

                                     
  • rubra Tiegh. Endl. Australia Korthalsella salicornioides A. Cunn. Tiegh. New Zealand Jointed mistletoe Korthalsella rubra on Atalaya hemiglauca, just
  • māhoe, with some rimu and tītoki. The rare leafless mistletoe Korthalsella salicornioides is found in the manuka forest on the fringes. Papaitonga Scenic