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Genus Atkinsonia Family Loranthaceae

Description: Terrestrial root-parasitic shrubs.

Leaves opposite, pinnately veined.

Inflorescence an axillary raceme with a basal involucre of a few pairs of decussate scales; bracts 3 under each flower, persistent in fruit. Corolla of 6–8 free lobes. Anthers dorsifixed, versatile, 2-locular at maturity. Style persistent for some time, eventually articulate at the base.

Fruit drupaceous.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Atkinsonia ligustrina

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