Amyema preissii (Miq.) Tiegh. APNI*
Description: Plant erect or spreading, glabrous, external runners absent.
Leaves terete, 2–8 cm long, 0.5–2.3 mm diam., apex acute or the thicker ones rounded.
Inflorescence a pedunculate umbel of triads, central flower sessile, laterals pedicellate; peduncle 5–26 mm long; rays of umbel 2, rarely 3, 3–13 mm long; pedicels 4–10 mm long; bracts 1.5–2 mm long. Corolla 18–26 mm long, 4- or 5-merous, clavate, red.
Fruit globose, 8–10 mm diam., white or pink.
Flowering: mainly December–May.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and woodland, usually on Acacia but occasionally on other hosts such as Senna.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, 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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