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Gum Tree Mistletoe

Amyema miquelii


Amyema is a genus of parasitic plants. There are about 100 species with around 35 native to Australia. Amyema miquelii is a pendulous species with elongated, linear or elliptical leaves to about 35 cm long. It occurs on mainly on Acacia and Eucalyptus species but will occasionally be found on other genera. Flowers are usually seen in summer through to autumn or summer and they are very attractive being narrowly tubular in shape to about 30 mm long. The flowers are generally red in colour and are followed by yellow fleshy fruits about 12 mm diameter.

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4702, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012

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