Phthirusa pyrifolia

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Phthirusa pyrifolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Phthirusa
Species: P. pyrifolia
Binomial name
Phthirusa pyrifolia
(Kunth) Eichler
  • Loranthus affinis Mart. ex Schult. f.
  • Loranthus hoffmannseggianus Schult. f.
  • Loranthus pyrifolius Kunth
  • Loranthus subcampestris Mart. ex Schult. f.
  • Passovia pyrifolia (Kunth) Tiegh.
  • Phoradendron gentlei Trel.
  • Phthirusa heterophylla Rusby
  • Phthirusa pyrifolia var. terminalis J.F. Macbr.
  • Struthanthus minutiflorus Lundell
  • Struthanthus platycladus (Ule) Baehni & J.F. Macbr.
  • Struthanthus pyrifolius (Kunth) G.Don
  • Struthanthus pyrifolius var. terminalis (J.F. Macbr.) J.F. Macbr.

Phthirusa pyrifolia is a subtropical flowering plant species of the Loranthaceae family. It grows in forests from Mexico through Central America, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.[2] It flowers and fruits year-round; its small berries range in color from orange to deep red when ripe.[2]

Phthirusa pyrifolia is used medicinally by people in parts of the Peruvian Amazon.[3]


  1. ^ "Phthirusa pyrifolia (Kunth) Eichler". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 9 March 2014 – via The Plant List. 
  2. ^ a b "Phthirusa pyrifolia". La selva florula digital (in Spanish). Enrique Castro et al. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Polesna, L.; Polesny, Z.; Clavo, M. Z.; Hansson, A.; Kokoska, L. (2011). "Ethnopharmacological inventory of plants used in Coronel Portillo Province of Ucayali Department, Peru". Pharmaceutical Biology. 49 (2): 125–136. doi:10.3109/13880209.2010.504927. PMID 20942601. 

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