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Peraxilla colensoi. Pirita. Scarlet mistletoe.

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Elytranthe colensoi

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Pirita (generic time for mistletoes, also supplejack), pirinoa (Best 1907). 

When in flower, or the flower itself: korukoru (Best 1907).

[Although Williams 1971 gives korokoru as P. colensoi in flower, the description in Best could also refer to P. tetrapetala. Ed. ]

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Grows as parasite on tawai (Nothofagus) trees round Waikaremoana (Best)

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28 May 2007
2 July 2020
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