Dendrophthoe vitellina (F.Muell.) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus vitellinus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Plant spreading to pendent, glabrous except young shoots and inflorescence brown-tomentose; external runners usually present, especially on myrtaceous hosts, rarely absent.
Leaves displaced-opposite or alternate, narrow-lanceolate to elliptic, 4–16 cm long, 6–30 mm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate, isobilateral, leathery, venation distinct or obscure except for prominent midrib; petiole 3–20 mm long.
Inflorescence axis 5–50 mm long, with 5–20 flowers; pedicels 1.5–4 mm long; bracts 1.5 mm long. Corolla 25–50 mm long, yellow to red.
Fruit ovoid, 10–15 mm long, yellow to red.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in sclerophyll forest on a wide range of hosts but frequently on species of Myrtaceae; widespread in coastal districts and inland to Manilla in the Nandewar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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