Definition of loranthus in English:

loranthus

Line breaks: lor|an¦thus
Pronunciation: /lɔːˈranθəs
 
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noun

  • A semi-parasitic Asian plant of the mistletoe family, which has orange or red flowers and oval berries.
    • Family Loranthaceae; most species formerly in the genus Loranthus are now placed in other genera
    More example sentences
    • To kill the parasite, one hole is made by drilling at the bottom of the Loranthus and a mixture of 7 g of copper sulfate and 1g of 2,4-D is applied.
    • Altogether about 1,400 species of parasitic Angiosperms are known, occurring chiefly in the following groups: Archichlamydeae, Santalales, Loranthaceae (the Mistletoes): 30 genera, 520 species, common in tropics; the New Zealand genera are Loranthus, Elytranthe, Tupeia and Korthalsella, all with endemic species.
    • In 1911 Bateson recorded the occurrence of a species of Loranthus growing on rubber trees in Pahang.

Origin

modern Latin (genus name), from Latin lorum 'strap' + Greek anthos 'flower'.

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