Red mistletoe (1873/2460)

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Red mistletoe in flower. Mistletoe has suffered from possum browsing throughout much of New Zealand, but where plants are protected they make spectacular displays when in flower and provide an important source of food for nectarivorous birds.

Scientific name
Peraxilla tetrapetala
Common names
red mistletoe, pikirangi, pirita, roeroe, pirinoa
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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