Parasitic Conifer Found in New Caledonia

Science  10 Jul 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3367, pp. 97
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3367.97


A rare and unusual species of Podocarpus from New Caledonia was collected and discovered to be parasitic on another conifer. The attachment is by modified roots imbedded between the cork cambium and the vascular cambium. A parasitic gymnosperm is something new to science.