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Genus Muellerina Family Loranthaceae

Description: Aerial stem-parasitic shrubs with external runners.

Leaves opposite, pinnately veined or with curved ± longitudinal veins.

Inflorescence terminal, racemose with 1–6 decussate pairs of pedunculate triads or single flowers, each triad with central flower sessile, laterals pedicellate, pedicel 3–6 mm long, 1 bract under each flower. Corolla curved in bud, free, 5-merous. Stamens unequal, anthers dorsifixed, versatile. Style articulate at base.

Fruit pear-shaped.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W, Vic., S.A.

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Flowers single, mostly forming a simple, 2-flowered umbel2
Flowers in triads or, if single, forming a raceme of a least 6 flowers3
2Leaves linear-oblong, petiolateMuellerina bidwillii
Leaves ovate, sessile
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Muellerina myrtifolia
3Stems pendent; leaves linear to oblong, apex acute, mostly more than 8 cm longMuellerina eucalyptoides
Stems spreading; leaves oblong to circular, apex rounded, mostly less than 8 cm long
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Muellerina celastroides

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