Muellerina eucalyptoides (DC.) Barlow APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus eucalyptoides DC. APNI*
Phrygilanthus eucalyptifolius Sieber ex Engl. APNI*
Description: Spreading to pendent shrub, glabrous.
Leaves lanceolate to narrow-oblong, 5.5–25 cm long, 7–28 mm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, venation indistinct; petiole 0.5–3 cm long.
Inflorescence a raceme of usually 3 or 4 pairs of triads or single flowers, axes of inflorescences 1.2–3.5 cm long, enlarged at nodes; peduncle of triads 5–10 mm long, lateral flowers (when present) with pedicel 4–6 mm long. Calyx c. 0.7 mm long, entire. Corolla weakly clavate, 3–4.5 cm long, acute, greenish red.
Fruit pear-shaped, 8–15 mm long, truncate and c. 5 mm diam. at apex, yellowish.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, usually parasitic on species of Eucalyptus.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Intermediates between this and M. celastroides are known; they often occur on exotic species of trees.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.