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Tristteris aphyllus

Observed: 29th June 2012 By: Diego ValverdeDiego Valverde’s reputation in PlantsDiego Valverde’s reputation in PlantsDiego Valverde’s reputation in Plants
Tristteris aphyllus
Description:
Identifications
  • Tristteris aphyllus
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Tristerix corymbosus
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

steve_t's picture

Tristerix

Tristerix aphyllus only has two known hosts, the cacti species Echinopsis chilensis and Eulychnia acida. Here is a link to a web page with more information about Tristerix corymbosus.

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

Definitely Tristerix corymbosus

The former name of this species is Tristerix tetrandrus. Unlike T. aphyllus., T. corymbosus is a parasite of different members of Salicaceae, such as chilean willow tree (Salix humboldtiana)and poplar trees (Populus spp.). It also associates whith pepper tree (Schinus polygamus) and black wattle (Acacia melanoxylon).

steve_t's picture

Thank you.

Victor thank you for the confirmation of my identification and the further information about host species of Tristerix corymbosus, I find Loranthaceae a fascinating family of plants.
Steve.

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

You are welcome!

You're welcome, Steve! Just like you, I also think Loranthaceae is a fascinating family. Thank you for your prompt reply.