Lysiana murrayi (F.Muell. & Tate) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus murrayi F.Muell. & Tate APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub, glabrous.
Leaves flat and linear to narrow-lanceolate or oblanceolate, or semi-terete and channelled above, 2.5–6 cm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, apex acute, venation obscure; ± sessile.
Inflorescence a solitary flower or pair of flowers without a common peduncle; pedicels 8–20 mm long, dilated and strongly winged towards apex; bracts 2–3 mm long, spreading, membranous, rounded at apex. Corolla in mature bud usually 18–28 mm long, white, yellow or pink.
Fruit globose, 7–12 mm long, pink or red.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in arid and semi-arid woodland, nearly always on species of Acacia, especially A. aneura.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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