Links to Other Sites about Parasitic
Parasitic Plants in General
parasitic flowering plants by Dan Nickrent amd Lytton Musselman
(2004, updated 2011. APS Education Center Introductory Topics:
Introductions to the Major Pathogen Groups).
- International 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.
- Plant 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
Plants Newsletter Past issues of this newsletter are available at
this web site. The website maintained by Old Dominion University.
- Parasitic 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.
- Parasitic Plants.
Also features mycoheterotrophic plants. Botanical Society of America.
Dealing with Striga and Orobanche
- Wikipedia treatment of Striga
- Wikipedia treatment of Orobanche
asiatica. At the Plants Profile, USDA Natural Resources
From "Den Virtuella Floran" (The Virtual Flora).
At the Plants Profile, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Sites Dealing with Mistletoes
mistletoes have to do with Christmas? APSNet feature article by
- Mistletoes of
North American conifers. USDA Forest Service publication (by
Geils, Tovar and Moody).
Mistletoe: Scribbly Gum, from ABC Science, Australia.
- Exploring the World of
Mistletoes. A wonderful series of web pages containing information
about these plants, told from the perspective of Dr. Bryan Barlow.
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.
Management Guidebook. British Columbia Ministry of Forests.
Mistletoe Pages. Despite the broad topic implied in the
title, this page is about Viscum
Davis Pest Management Guidelines for Mistletoe. Contains advice on
dealing with both Phoradendron (broad-leaf mistletoe) and Arceuthobium
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 et al. 2015. A guide to the common
epiphytes and mistletoes of Singapore. Singapore: CENGAGE Learning
(Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology).
- Wikipedia treatment
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
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 endeavor.
from ARKive, images of life on earth.
- Julie Barcelona's site
on Philippine ferns and Rafflesia.
life history. From Todd Barkman's web page, Western Michigan
- "The Stinking Corpse Lily: World's Largest Flower" on Rafflesia
is #10 found HERE.
The following article (#11) is called "Pilostyles:
California Relative of Largest Flower." From Wayne's Word. A newsletter
of natural history trivia.
Giants from Humble Beginnings. Travels in the Great Tree of
Life from the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
Last updated: 14-May-18 / DLN