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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Helixanthera

Helixanthera is moderately sized genus of showy mistletoe with about 35 species from tropical Africa, southern Asia and Malesia.[1] The genus was described already 1790 by the Portuguese botanist João de Loureiro in his Flora Cochinchinensis. A new species, Helixanthera schizocalyx, was described in 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Flora Malesiana (1997) Series 1, volume 13.
  2. ^ T. Harris, I. Darbyshire & R. Polhill (2011). "New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique". Kew Bulletin. 66 (2): 241–251. doi:10.1007/s12225-011-9277-9.