For more information about root parasites see:
- Philipson, W. R. ‘Some observations on root parasitism in New Zealand.’ Trans. Roy. Soc. N. Z. 87: 1-3.
- Root parasites by John Dawson (from Forest Vines to Snow Tussocks)
- Hill, H. 1926. Dactylanthus Taylori.Order Balanophoreae; Tribe Synomorieae. Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. 56.