Habitat: parastic on Euphorbia polygona and E. horrida
Description: A rare stem parasite growing on only two species of Euphorbia - E. polygona & E. horrida. The range of the former is from Uitenhage to Albany in the Cape Province and the latter ranging in the Willowmore area. Most of the plant consists of branching haustoria within the host plant. The visible portions consist of minute stems with a single 0.5mm internode and a whorl of 2 or 3 scale leaves (both photosynthetic, hence a hemiparasite) and a single inflorescence. Each inflorescence has 2 or 3 scale-bracts at the base, in the axils of which other cymules may arise. The whole inflorescence may thus be rather congested. The fruit is a smooth, red, globose berry 8-9mm in diameter.