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Family: Loranthaceae
Muellerina eucalyptoides

Citation: Barlow, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 87:55 (1962).

Synonymy: Loranthus eucalyptifolius Sieber ex Schultes & Schultes f., Syst. Veg. 7:163 (1829), non Kunth (1820); L. eucalyptoides DC., Prod. 4:318 (1830); Phrygilanthus eucalyptifolius (Sieber ex Schultes & Schultes f.)Engel., Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 134 (1897); M. eucalyptifolia (Sieber ex Schultes & Schultes f.)Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 42:25 (1895); Phrygilanthus eucalyptoides (DC.)Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 10:348 (1929), nom. illegit.; L. celastroides sensu Tate, Fl. Extratrop. S. Aust. 106 (1890), non Sieber ex Schultes & Schultes f. , Dendrophthoe eucalyptoides

Common name: Creeping mistletoe.

Leaf lamina linear-lanceolate to nearly oblong, mostly 80-200 X 7-20 mm, gradually attenuate at the base into a slender petiole 10-30 mm long, attenuate and usually acute at the apex.

Inflorescence axis 12-35 mm long; peduncles usually in 4 or 5 pairs, 5-9 mm long, usually bearing triads but sometimes bearing single flowers; pedicels of the lateral flowers (when present) 4-6 mm long; bracts c. 1 mm long; calyx limb entire, c. 0.7 mm long; corolla in the mature bud weakly clavate, 30-45 mm long, green; anthers 2-2.5 mm long; free part of the filament 8-12 mm long.

Fruit 12-15 mm long, yellow at maturity.

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Image source: fig. 92 in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 365.

Distribution:  Usually parasitic on Eucalyptus but also recorded from a number of introduced trees.

S.Aust.: SE.   Qld (southern section); N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — March.

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