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Dendrophthoe acacioides subsp. acacioides

Family

Loranthaceae

Botanical Name

Dendrophthoe acacioides (A.Cunn ex Benth.) Tiegh. subsp. acacioides

Tieghem, P.E.L. van (1895) Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 85. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Amyema acacioides (Cunn. ex Benth.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 293(1929), Type: ?. Loranthus acacioides Cunn. ex Benth., Flora Australiensis 3: 392(1867), Type: West. Australia, Montague Sound, Pt Nelson, Bat Is., Oct. 1820, A. Cunningham 211: Lecto:K; Iso: BM, MEL. Loranthus kimberleyensis C. A. Gardner, Bull. For. Dept. W. Austral. 32: 46(1923), Type: W.A., Moran R., 30 May 1921, C.A. Gardner s. n. ; Holo: PERTH.

Stem

Epicortical runners present, attached by means of haustoria.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 3.5-8 x 0.5-1.1 cm, petioles about 0.2-1 cm long.

Flowers

Inflorescence usually 2-flowered, umbel sometimes 3-flowered, reduced to one flower. Flower stalks about 1-8 mm long. Primary peduncle about 4-10 mm long. Calyx about 1.5-2 mm long, prominently toothed. Corolla about 23-25 mm long, inflated about the middle or slightly above the middle, lobes about 9 mm long. Anthers about 3-5 mm long, staminal filaments about 2 mm long. Ovary about 2-3 mm long. Style about 28 mm long. Stigma small, globular.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in WA and NT. Altitudinal range not known, specimens collected from near sea level to 300 m. Usually parasitic on Acacia but also found on other species in open forest and on monsoon forest species.

WA

X

NT

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6022