Muellerina myrtifolia (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Barlow APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus myrtifolius A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub, glabrous.
Leaves ovate, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, apex rounded, base cordate, venation pinnate, midrib and major lateral veins distinct; sessile.
Inflorescences 2-flowered umbels; peduncle 5–10 mm long; pedicels 6–10 mm long. Calyx c. 0.5 mm long, entire. Corolla 2–2.5 cm long, greenish red. Anthers 1–1.5 mm long, free part of filament 8–11 mm long.
Flowering: mainly spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Parasitic on species of Croton and Parsonsia, and Pandorea jasminoides; occurs in dry rainforest north from the Legume area; rare in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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