Vol. 77 No. 1 (2022)

Macrosolen zamboangensis (Loranthaceae), a new mistletoe species from Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines

Kean Roe Mazo
Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Environmental Science, Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon, 8714
Daniel L. Nickrent
Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Pieter B. Pelser
School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140
Published April 20, 2022
  • hemiparasitic plants,
  • Macrosolen melintangensis,
  • mistletoe,
  • species complex,
  • taxonomy,
  • western Mindanao
  • ...More
How to Cite
Mazo, K. R., Nickrent, D. L., & Pelser, P. B. (2022). Macrosolen zamboangensis (Loranthaceae), a new mistletoe species from Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines. Webbia, 77(1), 127-134. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-12339


Macrosolen zamboangensis, a new mistletoe species from the Zamboanga peninsula of the island of Mindanao (Philippines), is described. The new species is a member of the widespread M. melintangensis species complex, but differs from the previously described species in this complex in having a conspicuously papillose corolla head. It is also the only species in this complex that displays a combination of papillose pedicels, calycula and fruits, at least 3–4 inflorescence axes grouped at a node, and relatively small flowers that are clustered at the apex of a raceme (a subumbel) instead of being more evenly distributed along the inflorescence axis. The conservation status of this new species is considered Vulnerable (V).


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