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Family: Loranthaceae

Citation: Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 41:599 (1894).

Derivation: Greek lyo, I set free; alluding to separation from Loranthus.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Glabrous; haustorial attachments without epicortical runners; leaves flat with pennate venation or terete.

Inflorescence axillary, consisting of a pedunculate or sessile 2-flowered simple umbel or reduced to a single flower; bracts single under each flower; corolla 6-merous, gamopetalous, obliquely curved, inflated in the middle, unequally divided with the segments on the concave side extending deeper and more strongly reflexed; anthers basifixed, linear, acute, 4-locular, about as long as the free part of the filament; style articulate at or above the base.

Distribution:  8 species endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Flowers single or in pairs Without a common peduncle; pedicel distinctly winged; fruit globular
L. murrayi 2.
1. Flowers usually in pairs on a common peduncle (sometimes very short); pedicel not distinctly winged; fruit ovoid or ellipsoid
2. Leaves oblanceolate, with prominent venation; calyx usually lobed or toothed; fruit more or less translucent
L. subfalcata 3.
2. Leaves linear to oblong, with obscure venation; calyx limb entire; fruit dark
L. exocarpi 1.

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