Muellerina celastroides (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus celastroides Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. APNI*
Phrygilanthus celastroides (Sieber ex Schult.f.) Eichler APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub, glabrous except the inflorescence axis.
Leaves oblong to elliptic, 2.5–7 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate, venation pinnate, indistinct; petiole ± winged, 3–8 mm long.
Inflorescences a raceme of 1–3 pairs of triads, minutely brown-tomentose, axis 0.5–1.2 cm long; peduncle 5–10 mm long. Calyx c. 1 mm long, entire. Corolla weakly clavate, 2.2–3.5 cm long, acute, greenish red.
Fruit pear-shaped, 7–11 mm long, green grading to reddish.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in coastal areas in sclerophyll forest and rainforest, usually parasitic on species of Banksia and Casuarinaceae, also on various rainforest trees.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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