Amyema maidenii (Blakely) Barlow APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus maidenii Blakely APNI*
Diplatia maidenii (Blakely) Danser APNI*
Description: Plant erect or spreading, white- or brown-tomentose especially the inflorescence, sometimes adult leaves, bracts and peduncles nearly glabrous; external runners absent.
Leaves oblanceolate to ovate, 2–6 cm long, 5–23 mm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate or contracted; petiole 1–10 mm long.
Inflorescence a pedunculate head of 2 sessile triads; flowers sessile; peduncle 10–30 mm long; central bracts 2–5 mm long, lateral bracts 2–3 mm long. Corolla 14–30 mm long, 5-merous, clavate, green.
Fruit ellipsoidal, c. 8 mm long, constricted near apex.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in acacia shrubland and woodland understorey, exclusively on species of Acacia; north from Yathong Nature Reserve (Roto area).
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by A. L. Quirico
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Plant tomentose except mature stems. Leaves elliptic to ovate, usually 3–7 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, attenuate or contracted at base into petiole 5–10 mm long. Parasitic on Acacia aneura and A. tetragonophylla||subsp. maidenii|
|Plants sparsely tomentose, except adult leaves, bracts and peduncles nearly glabrous. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, usually 3–6 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, attenuate at base into obscure petiole 1–5 mm long. Most commonly parasitic on Acacia harpophylla and A. cambagei||subsp. angustifolia|
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