• Australian Mistletoe

    21st November 2014Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson

    mistletoe growing from a tree in Australia On our visit to Cranbourne Botanic Garden, the curator pointed out the Australian version of our mistletoe – which is parasitic exclusively on eucalyptus.  It so effectively mimics the foliage of its host that I don’t think I would have noticed it if it hadn’t been shown to me.  With my eye in, I saw it everywhere – the giveaway is that its leaves are generally greener and more densely clustered than those of the tree.