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Genus Amylotheca Family Loranthaceae

Description: Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs, erect to pendent; external runners present.

Leaves opposite, penniveined.

Inflorescence axillary, a raceme of opposite triads with the central flower sessile and lateral flowers pedicellate, sometimes reduced to a simple raceme or umbel; bract 1 under each flower. Corolla 6–merous, regular; petals united to the middle or higher into a slightly inflated tube. Stamens equal; anthers dorsifixed, immobile, introrse, 4-locular.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species, New Guinea, Melanesia, Australia. Australia: 2 species, (1 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W.

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Amylotheca dictyophleba

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