Amyema pendula

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Amyema pendula
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Amyema pendula subsp. pendula on Acacia tree
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Amyema
Species: A. pendula
Binomial name
Amyema pendula
(Sieber. ex Spreng.) Tiegh.[1]
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Collections data for A. pendula from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Flowers of A. pendula subsp. pendula

Amyema pendula, also known as drooping mistletoe or furry drooping mistletoe,[2] is a species of flowering plant, an epiphytic hemiparasitic plant of the family Loranthaceae, found attached to several species of Australian eucalypt and occasionally on some species of Acacia. It is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is the most common mistletoe in Victoria, especially on the coastal side of the Great Dividing Range. It has shiny leaves and red flowers arranged in groups of 3 or 4. It is distinguished from the similar Amyema miquelii through the lack of individual stalks on the flowers. There are two subspecies: A. pendula subsp. pendula with short flower stalks and anthers to the east of the Great Dividing Range and A. pendula subsp. longifolia with longer stalks and anthers to the west and inland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amyema pendula". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ Watson, David (2011). Mistletoes of Southern Australia. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. p. 199. ISBN 9780643100831.