Elytranthe tetrapetala

Elytranthe tetrapetala photographed at Ohau Snow Fields Lodge, Twizel, South Island, New Zealand

Elytranthe tetrapetala (syn Peraxilla tetrapetala) forms a bushy shrub reaching up to 40 in (1 m) tall, and 80 in (2 m) across. The leaves are leathery, yellow-green leaves are spear-shaped, and 0.4–1.2 in (1–3 cm) long. The flowers are bright red.

Elytranthe tetrapetala is semi-parasitic, and is found in the North and South Islands of New Zealand, in lowland, montane and subalpine forests. It is called New Zealand mistletoe.

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