Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Loranthaceae
 Description

Infl. various, basically cymose, bracted; fls regular, perfect, or plant dioec.; receptacle cup-shaped; per. with 2 similar whorls of tepals, both either sepaloid or petaloid, or outer whorl suppressed; stamens as many as tepals; anthers diversely dehiscent. Ovary inferior, ovules not distinctly differentiated; stigma 1. Fr. baccate or drupaceous; seeds solitary, embryo large. Mostly hemiparasitic shrubs or trees with lvs us. opp. or whorled, simple, entire, thick, exstipulate (lvs sts scalelike). Widespread family with some 30 genera and 1100 spp. In subfamily  there is a calyculus (a toothed or erose rim below the per.). Subfamily  lacks a calyculus.

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

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Loranthaceae
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic): Extinct1
Indigenous (Endemic)4
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Indigenous (Non-endemic): Sometimes present1
Total7
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.