Archive for 'Loranthaceae'

Tristerix longibracteata

Altitude 3720 metres

Tristerix longibracteata

A parasitic plant, so the wonderful flowers are possible only due to the nutrients stolen from the host plant! In Europe we have the mistletoe – but no such floral extravaganza! Altitude 3720 metres

Aetanthus nodosus

Looks edible and tempting – but are they? First of all red here is not ripe – black is! Should I trust black berries from a plant that is parasitic? Then again a parasite might offer chemicals not much different than that of the host. Altitude 3450 metres.

Aetanthus nodosus

Striking colors made from energy stolen from its host plant. Altitude 3450 metres.