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Amyema congener (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Tiegh.
Family Loranthaceae
Amyema congener (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Tiegh. APNI*

Synonyms: Loranthus congener Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f. APNI*

Description: Plant erect or spreading, glabrous except young vegetative parts and ovary shortly brown- or white-tomentose and sometimes a sparse scattered indumentum on inflorescence axes; external runners absent.

Leaves lanceolate to ovate or obovate, 4–11 cm long, 1–4 rarely 5.5 cm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate, leathery, venation obscure; petiole 3–8 mm long.

Inflorescence a pedunculate umbel of triads, central flower sessile, laterals pedicellate; peduncle 10–35 mm long; rays of umbel 3–5, 5–8 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 2–3 mm long, rays of umbel and pedicels incurved, bracts c. 1 mm long, usually acute. Corolla 16–35 mm long, 5-merous, clavate, acute, green or yellow, reddish at base.

Fruit ellipsoidal to ± globose, c. 8 mm long.

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Commonly parasitic on species of Acacia and Casuarinaceae, but also frequent on other Loranthaceae and exotic trees; coastal districts north from Merimbula, inland to upper Hunter Valley.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)

One subspecies in NSW : Amyema congener subsp. congener

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.
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