Mystropetalon thomii Harv.

This taxon is accepted by Balanophoraceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


Monoecious, achlorophyllous root parasite to 25 cm. Leaves scale-like, imbricate, linear-oblanceolate, ciliate. Flowers in a congested, cylindrical spike, lower female, upper male, orange or red to purple.


Parasitic on Protea and Leucadendron.


Hex River Mtns to Cape Peninsula to Riversdale.


  • 1 Manning, JC, Goldblatt, P. 2012. Balanophoraceae. Core Cape Flora (Strelitzia 29). South African National Biodiversity Institute. Pretoria. 432

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).