Flora : Cytinaceae : Cytinus hypocistis

Flora of Cyprus
Scientific Name : Cytinus hypocistis
Family Name : Cytinaceae
Status :  Indigenous (IN)
Endemism : not endemic
Altitudinal range : 0–1375 m
Colour : Yellow
Flowering : April
Common Cypriot Name : Λύκος της ξισταρκάς

April - Akrotiri

Cytinus hypocistis is a holoparasitic plant, which means that unlike ordinary plants it does not perform photosynthesis, but obtains all the nutrients that it needs from its host.