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Amyema seemeniana

Family

Loranthaceae

Botanical Name

Amyema seemeniana (K.Schum.) Danser

Danser, B.H. (1929) Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 299. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Loranthus seemenianum Schumann in Schumann & Hollrung, Flora Kaiser Wilhelm's Land: 106(1889), Type: New Guinea, near Hatzfeldhafen, Oct. 1886, Hollrung 345; Iso: K, WRSL.

Stem

Epicortical runners present. The runners tend to be quite vigorous and cover long lengths of the stem and/or branches of the host plant.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 3-11.5 x 1.2-4.5 cm, strongly 3-veined. Petioles about 0.1-0.5 cm long.

Flowers

Flowers borne in 2-flowered, simple umbels. Rays of umbells about 2-6 mm long. Primary peduncle slender, about 3-8 mm long. Calyx entire or toothed, about 0.5-1 mm long. Corolla about 20-50 mm long. Anthers about 4-7 mm long, staminal filaments about 6 mm long. Ovary about 1.5 mm long. Style about 20-45 mm long.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range not known but specimens have been collected between 500-600 m. Also found in New Guinea from sea level to 2150 m. Barlow (1992).

CYP

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6011