Amyema congener subsp. congener —Erect Mistletoe—LORANTHACEAE

Amyema congener

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Habitat—Commonly parasitic on species of Acacia and Casuarinaceae, but also frequent on other Loranthaceae and exotic trees; coastal districts.

Distribution—North from Merimbula, inland to upper Hunter Valley in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Plant erect or spreading, glabrous except young vegetative parts and ovary shortly brown or white—tomentose and sometimes a sparse scattered indumentum on inflorescence axes; external runners absent.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster Park and Marina, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Golden Ponds Reserve, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Little Street, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Stephen Street Reserve, Tern Island, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.— Lanceolate to ovate or obovate, 4 to 11 cm long, 1 to 4 rarely 5.5 cm wide, apex rounded, base attenuate, leathery, venation obscure; petiole 3 to 8 mm long.

Amyema congener
Amyema congener

Inflorescence—A pedunculate umbel of triads, central flower sessile, laterals pedicellate; peduncle 10 to 35 mm long; rays of umbel 3 to 5, 5 to 8 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 2 to 3 mm long, rays of umbel and pedicels incurved, bracts c. 1 mm long, usually acute. Corolla 16 to 35 mm long, 5—merous, clavate, acute, green or yellow, reddish at base.

Flowering.—Throughout year.

Fruit—Fruit ellipsoidal to ± globose, c. 8 mm long.

Ripe.—Throughout year.

Amyema congener