Slender Dodder laurel, Slender Devil's Twin
Partly parasitic twiner with fine thread-like stems which attach to adjacent vegetation
2 to 3 metres
Very small scale like leaf, greenish-yellow
Cluster tiny, 4-5 mm, white flowers
July to Octobe
Small l5mm long fruit, yellow/green which often turn red on maturity
Can be propagated from seed
Plant grows from seed but as the long thread like stems wind around adjacent vegetation the plant uses this vegetation as a host and it becomes detached from its original roots which die off.
Caterpillars are known to eat the fruit.
Common, not threatened
Aborigines eat the fruit and use it for medicinal purposes.
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Plant twining on a gorse bush
Attached to host plant
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