Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 41:603 (1894).
Synonymy: Loranthus murrayi Tate, Trans. R. Soc.
, Elytranthe murrayi, Loranthus miniatus
Common name: Mulga mistletoe.
Leaves often scattered or clustered, linear to narrow-lanceolate, 25-60 x 1-3.5 mm, acute at the apex; venation obscure.
Nnflorescence a solitary axillary flower or a pair of flowers without a common peduncle; pedicels 8-20 mm long, widened and strongly winged towards the apex; bracts 2-3 mm long; calyx limb entire or toothed, c. 1 mm long; corolla mostly 15-28 mm long, white, yellow or pink.
Fruit globular, 7-12 mm long, pink or red.
Image source: fig. 91b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham el al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 224.
Parasitic on Acacia spp., but also recorded on Cassia, Eremophila and Muehlenbeckia.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EP. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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