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Leaves, Flowers. Copyright CSIRO

Lysiana maritima

Family

Loranthaceae

Botanical Name

Lysiana maritima (Barlow) Barlow

Barlow, B.A. (1983) Brunonia 5: 207. Type: Queensland, 16 km S of Gladstone, 7 Apr. 1961, B.A. Barlow 248; Holo: BRI; Iso: AD.

Synonyms

Lysiana subfalcata subsp. maritima Barlow, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 88: 143(1963), Type: ?.

Stem

Epicortical runners absent.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 2-4 x 1.2-2.2 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.4 cm long. Venation not obvious on either surface of the leaf blades. Lateral veins only 1 or 2 on each side of the midrib.

Flowers

Flowers borne in a pedunculate 2-flowered umbel. Flower stalks about 4-8 mm long. Peduncles about 2-5 mm long. Calyx about 1 mm long, 6-toothed or shortly 6-lobed. Corolla tube about 12 mm long, lobes about 16-22 mm long. Anthers (not septate) about 5-6 mm long, staminal filaments about 5-7 mm long. Ovary about 3 mm long. Style about 35 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits about 7 x 4.5 mm, style remnant about 0.5 mm long, persistent at the apex. Fruit outer surface +/- translucent. Seeds about 3-5 mm long.

Seedlings

Occurs in NEQ and southwards as far as the Wide Bay district of southern Queensland. All NEQ collections were made close to sea level. Often parasitic on mangroves but also found on some beach forest species.

NEQ

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6039