Scientific Name:
Korthalsella lindsayi (Oliv. ex Hook.f.) Engl. (1897)
  • Viscum lindsayi Oliv. ex Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 108 (1864)
  • = Heterixia lindsayi Tiegh., Bull.Soc.Bot.France 43: 178 (1896)
Vernacular Name(s):
Dwarf mistletoe; Mistletoe

Plant (3)–5–(10) cm. long, branching at wide angle. Internodes thick, much-flattened, obovate to broad-spathulate in outline, ± 5–12 × 3–9 mm., subsucculent, rather abruptly narrowed to much-constricted node. Collar ± minutely toothed, sheathing node, ± 0·5 mm. long. Flowering branches much narrower, less flattened, forming terminal or lateral pseudo-spikes, the terminal ones often paired, ± 6 mm. long. Fr. obovoid, ± succulent and viscid, ± 2 mm. long.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Fruiting: Nov.–Feb.

de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Hooker, J.D. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.