- Scientific Name: Dendrotrophe varians (Blume) Miquel
- Ref: Fl. Ned. Ind. 1(1): 780. 1856.
- Chinese Common Name: 寄生藤 jìshēngténg
- Family: Santalaceae
- Genus: Dendrotrophe
- Distribution: Thickets, usually climbing on trees; 100-300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].
Woody vines, usually shrubby, 1-8 m tall. Stems darkish black, yellowish green when young, 3-ribbed, twisted, ± smooth, sometimes reddish brown punctate. Petiole flat, 5-10 mm; leaf blade obovate to broadly elliptic, 3-7 × (1.4-)2-4.5 cm, thick, ± leathery, basal veins 3-5, prominent when dry, base narrowed and decurrent to form petiole, less often rounded, apex obtuse. Male inflorescences umbellate or cymose, 5- or 6-flowered; peduncle to 20 mm; bracteoles 7 or 8, ovate-triangular. Female inflorescences usually of solitary flowers; peduncle 3-4 mm. Flowers usually unisexual (plants usually dioecious). Male flowers globose, ca. 2 mm; pedicel ca. 1.5 mm; bracteoles triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm; perianth lobes triangular, ca. 1.5 mm; stamen filaments ca. 0.5 mm, with a tuft of hair behind each, cells rounded. Disk 5-lobed to annular. Female flowers: bracteoles 3-5; perianth short terete, 2-3 mm, lobes 5, ovate-triangular, ca. 1 × 1 mm; staminodes present. Style short, stigma not lobed, needle-like. Bisexual flowers ovoid. Drupe reddish, brownish yellow to reddish brown when mature, ovoid, 10-13 mm, inconspicuously 5-ribbed; persistent perianth lobes incurved. Fl. Jan-Mar, fr. Jun-Aug. (Flora of China)