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.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W, Vic., S.A.
Text by A. L. Quirico
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|1||Flowers single, mostly forming a simple, 2-flowered umbel||2|
|Flowers in triads or, if single, forming a raceme of a least 6 flowers||3|
|2||Leaves linear-oblong, petiolate||Muellerina bidwillii|
|Leaves ovate, sessile|
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|3||Stems pendent; leaves linear to oblong, apex acute, mostly more than 8 cm long||Muellerina eucalyptoides|
|Stems spreading; leaves oblong to circular, apex rounded, mostly less than 8 cm long|
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