Barlow, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 87:57 (1962) subsp. maidenii.
Synonymy: Loranthus maidenii Blakely, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 49:87 (1924); Diplatia maidenii (Blakely)Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 10:312 (1929).
Common name: Pale-leaved mistletoe.
Plants (in S.Aust.) densely white-tomentose; epicortical runners absent; leaf lamina oblanceolate to ovate, 20-60 mm long, usually 10-23 mm wide, attenuate to contracted at the base into a petiole 1-10 mm long, rounded at the apex.
Inflorescence peduncle dilated and sometimes angular at the apex, 10-30 mm long; flowers all sessile in 2 opposite triads; central bracts spreading or reflexed, 2-5 mm long; lateral bracts enveloping the calyces, 2-3 mm long; calyx limb entire, c. 1 mm long; corolla mostly 18-24 mm long, green; anthers 1.5-3 mm long, about one-third the length of the free part of the filament.
Fruit ellipsoid, c. 8 mm long.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 220.
Exclusively parasitic on Acacia.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: throughout the year but mainly May — Oct.
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