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Genus Benthamina Family Loranthaceae

Description: Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs, erect or spreading; external runners present.

Leaves opposite, with curved veins.

Inflorescence axillary, a pedunculate 2-flowered umbel; bract 1 under each flower. Petals 5, united almost to apex into a tube deeply split on one side, the lobes and stamens reflexed to the other side. Stamens equal, anthers basifixed, immobile, introrse, 4-locular.


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

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Benthamina alyxifolia

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