Muellerina eucalyptoides—Eucalyptus Mistletoe—LORANTHACEAE.

Muellerina eucalyptoides

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Habitat—Widespread, usually parasitic on species of Eucalyptus.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Description— Spreading to pendent shrub, glabrous.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Coocumbac Island, Copeland, Golden Ponds Reserve, Karloo Street Reserve, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Lanceolate to narrow—oblong, 5.5 to 25 cm long, 7 to 28 mm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, venation indistinct; petiole 0.5 to 3 cm long.

Muellerina eucalyptoides
Muellerina eucalyptoides

Inflorescence—A raceme of usually 3 or 4 pairs of triads or single flowers, axes of inflorescences 1.2 to 3.5 cm long, enlarged at nodes; peduncle of triads 5 to 10 mm long, lateral flowers (when present) with pedicel 4 to 6 mm long. Calyx c. 0.7 mm long, entire. Corolla weakly clavate, 3 to 4.5 cm long, acute, greenish red.

Flowering.—Mainly Summer.

Fruit— Pear—shaped, 8 to 15 mm long, truncate and c. 5 mm diam. at apex, yellowish.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn.

Muellerina eucalyptoides