Links to Other Sites
about Parasitic Plants
Parasitic Plants in General
to parasitic flowering plants by Dan Nickrent amd Lytton
Musselman (2004, updated 2011. APS Education Center Introductory Topics:
Introductions to the Major Pathogen Groups).
Parasitic Plant Society. The IPPS is dedicated to advancing
scientific research on parasitic plants. This includes increasing our
understanding of these amazing plants as well as helping to decrease
the crop damage inflicted by weedy parasitic plants. This web site was
designed and is maintained by James Westwood.
Site from Old Dominion University. Lytton
Musselman has made available thousands of photographs that he
has assembled during a lifetime of travel and photography. There are
many categories to choose from, including Bible
Ecological Reserve, Flora
of Jordan, Great
Dismal Swamp, Hydnora, Isoetes,
Parasitic Plants Newsletter Past issues of
this newsletter are available at this web site. The website maintained
by Old Dominion University.
Plant Database. This database was established by Jan Schlauer
and Willem Meijer with help from Rick Walker. It is a nomenclatural
synopsis of selected parasitic plants, specifically the holoparasitic
groups: Rafflesiaceae, Balanophoraceae, Hydnoraceae, Orobanchaceae,
Cuscutaceae. It contains over 4000 entries and has search capabilities.
- Parasite of the Day.
This blog deals with parasites of all kinds, but on occassion
features parasitic plants, such as Rhinanthus minor (Dec. 1, 2011), Viscum album (Dec. 17, 2010) or Cuscuta campestris (July 10, 2016).
- Parasitic Plants. Also features mycoheterotrophic plants. Botanical Society of America.
Dealing with Striga and Orobanche
- Striga. At
- Striga asiatica.
At the Plants Profile, USDA Natural Resources
of the parasitic plant Orobanche.
By Gerald Schneeweiss, University of Vienna.
From "Den Virtuella Floran" (The Virtual Flora).
At the Plants Profile, USDA Natural Resources
- Orobanche. At
- the broomrapes. An article by Larry W. Mitich (Wayback archive).
Sites Dealing with Mistletoes
Davis Pest Management Guidelines for Mistletoe. Contains
advice on dealing with both Phoradendron (broad-leaf mistletoe)
and Arceuthobium (dwarf mistletoe).
of North American conifers. USDA Forest Service publication
(by Geils, Tovar and Moody). Pdf file of the publication availabe
at the link provided.
on mistletoe. University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Mistletoe: Scribbly Gum, from ABC Science, Australia.
Mistletoe Management Guidebook. British Columbia Ministry
do mistletoes have to do with Christmas? APSNet feature article
by Frank Tainter.
- The Mistletoe Pages. Despite the broad topic implied in the title, this page is about Viscum album.
- Exploring the World
of Mistletoes. A wonderful series of web pages containing
information about these plants, told from the perspective of Dr. Bryan
Queensland Plants by Roger Fryer and Jill Newland. An excellent
compilation of photos of mistletoes from this part of the world by true
Australian Butterflies Data Sheet. This page describes a number of
Loranthaceae that serve as food plants for butterfly larvae.
- iSpot from Southern Africa. Observations on the family Loranthaceae. Contains photos of a number of genera including Agelanthus, Erianthemum, Moquiniella, Oncocalyx, Pedistylis, Plicosepalus, Septulina, and Tapinanthus. Additional photos of Santalales (including Balanophoraceae, Santalaceae, Thesiaceae, and Viscaceae) can be seen HERE.
- Mistletoes of Singapore. Ron Yeo has done a wonderful job on this blog (tHE tiDE cHAsER). Features some of the common mistletoes such as Dendrophthoe pentandra, Macrosolen cochinchinensis, M. retusus, Taxillus chinensis, Viscum ovalifolium, and V. articulatum.
If you want to learn more about mistletoes from Singaore, see this
book: Yong JWH, Wei JW, Khew JYT, Rong SC, San WW. 2015. A guide to the
common epiphytes and mistletoes of Singapore. Singapore: CENGAGE
Learning (Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology).
Dealing with Rafflesia
The "Queen of the Parasites" sparks alot of interest
and for good reason! It is, of course, the largest flower in the
world and for this reason has substantial attraction to tourists
in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines where it
is found. Here are a few sites dealing with this marvelous parasite:
treatment of Rafflesia. Your PPC author spent considerable time writing and contributing sections on Philippine Rafflesia
to Wikipedia. Someone later edited this page, removing all this
information, and replacing it with a short paragraph on Malaysian Rafflesia.
Because Wikipedia has apparently turned into some forum for
people with political agendas, I will no longer be involved in this
- Rafflesia from ARKive, images
of life on earth.
- Julie Barcelona's
site on Philippine ferns and Rafflesia.
- Rafflesia life history.
From Todd Barkman's web page, Western Michigan University.
- "The Stinking Corpse Lily: World's Largest Flower"
on Rafflesia is #10 found HERE.
The following article (#11) is called "Pilostyles:
Relative of Largest Flower." From Wayne's Word. A newsletter
of natural history trivia.
- Floral Giants from Humble Beginnings. Travels in the Great Tree of Life from the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
Last updated: 27-July-16 / DLN