Diplatia grandibractea (F.Muell.) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus grandibracteus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Pendent shrub, glabrous; external runners absent.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate to oblong, 5–12 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex rounded; base attenuate; petiole 5–18 mm long.
Peduncle 17–35 mm long, terete at base, dilated and flattened in plane of bracts to 6–8 mm wide at apex, undivided; central bracts 28–45 mm long, 15–22 mm wide; lateral bracts usually slightly longer than ovary. Calyx entire or dissected, 0.7 mm long. Corolla in mature bud 25–32 mm long, green. Anthers 2.5 mm long, almost equal to free part of filament.
Fruit ellipsoidal, 8 mm long.
Flowering: mainly late summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in sclerophyll forest and woodland, commonly along watercourses, parasitic on species of Eucalyptus, mainly E. camaldulensis; north and west from Nyngan.
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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