Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi (Behr) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Lysiana exocarpi subsp. diamantinensis (J.M.Black) Barlow APNI*
Loranthus angustifolius R.Br. ex Benth. APNI*
Dendrophthoe angustifolia (R.Br. ex Benth.) Tiegh. APNI*
Loranthus exocarpi var. flavescens F.Muell. ex Miq. APNI*
Loranthus exocarpi var. coccineus F.Muell. ex Miq. APNI*
Description: Spreading to pendent shrub, glabrous; external runners absent.
Leaves flat or somewhat compressed when very narrow, linear to narrow-oblong, sessile or the wider leaves shortly petiolate, 3–15 cm long, 1–10 mm wide, apex usually rounded, base attenuate to contracted, venation obscure; shortly petiolate.
Inflorescence a pedunculate usually 2-flowered umbel; peduncle usually 0.5–2 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long; bracts 1–1.5 mm long. Corolla 25–50 mm long, usually red, rarely yellow, sometimes tipped with green or black.
Fruit ellipsoidal to ovoid, 6–10 mm long, red or black.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, especially in inland regions, on a wide range of hosts. Acacia, Alectryon, Amyema, Cassia, Casuarinaceae, Eremophila, Exocarpos, and exotic trees, west from Moree district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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