Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 41:501 (1894).
Synonymy: -Loranthus grandibracteus F. Muell., Rept Burdek. Exped. 14 (1860).
Common name: Coolibah mistletoe.
Glabrous; leaf lamina lanceolate to oblong, 60-120 x 5-20 mm, very gradually attenuate at the base into a petiole 5-18 mm long, rounded at the apex.
Inflorescence peduncle mostly 17-30 mm long, dorsiventrally flattened and dilated to 6-8 mm wide at the apex; central bracts of the triads usually 35-45 mm long, 15-22 mm wide; lateral bracts usually slightly longer than the calyx; calyx limb minutely irregular, c. 0.7 mm long; corolla 25-32 mm long, green; anthers 2.5-3 mm long, slightly shorter than the free part of the filament.
Fruit c. 8 mm long.
Image source: fig. 90 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982). Plants of western New South Wales, p. 222.
Almost exclusively parasitic on Eucalyptus.
S.Aust.: LE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: mainly Jan. — March.
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