Amyema lucasii (Blakely) Danser APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus lucasii Blakely APNI*
Description: Plant erect or spreading, rarely pendent, glabrous except lower part of ovary white-tomentose; external runners absent.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 3.5–7 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, apex obtuse or rounded, base contracted; petiole 4–8 mm long.
Inflorescence a pedunculate umbel of triads; all flowers sessile; peduncle 12–20 mm long; rays of umbel usually 4, usually 5–12 mm long; bracts 1.5–2 mm long, concave. Corolla c. 20 mm long, 5-merous, clavate, green or red.
Fruit ellipsoidal, c. 8 mm long.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in semi-arid woodland, almost exclusively on Flindersia maculosa; north from Ivanhoe, west from Collarenebri.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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