PARASITIZATION OF PARASITIC PLANTS ON FRUIT PLANTS IN BANGKALAN REGENCY AND MALANG CITY, INDONESIASolikin
Parasitic plants is one of medicinal plant which grow as parasite and have potential to inhibit growing their hosts such as on fruit plants. Research aimed to know the parasitic plants and their hosts was conducted in Bangkalan Regency and Malang City East Java. The research used explorative and descriptive methods in homeyards or gardens on along edge of road sides tracked by inventory and recording the parasitic plants and their hosts obtained. The results showed that there were five species of parasitic plants which were parasitized on seventeen species of fruit plants as hosts. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) was the most dominant species of the fruit plant as a host of the parasitic plants in Malang City and Bangkalan Regency with IVI73.57 and 172.79 respectively. Dendrophtoe pentandra (L.) Miq was the most dominant parasitic plant in Bangkalan Regency with IVI 162.51, whereas Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh was the most dominantparasitic plant in Malang City with IVI 88.08.