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Lysiana subfalcata

Family

Loranthaceae

Botanical Name

Lysiana subfalcata (Hook.) Barlow

Barlow, B.A. (1963) Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 88: 141. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Loranthus exocarpivar. subfalcatus (Hook.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 89: 53(1921), Type: ?. Loranthus subfalcatus Hook. in Mitchell, J. Exped. Trop. Austral.: 224(1848), Type: Subtropical New Holland, July - Sept. 1846, T.L. Mitchell 213; Lecto: K. Fide B.A. Barlow (1966) Australian J. Bot. 14: 446; Iso: MEL. Loranthus exocarpi f. breviflorus Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 89: 53(1921), Type: Queensland, E. of Jericho, 1910, K. Domin s. n.; Holo: PR?. Loranthus exocarpi var. venulosa Blakely, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 50: 9(1925), Type: New South Wales, Cobar, may 1918, J.L. Boorman s. n.; Holo: NSW.

Stem

Epicortical runners absent.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 3-8 x 0.5-3 cm, petioles about 1-4 mm long. Lateral veins run almost the full length of the leaf blade.

Flowers

Flowers borne in a pedunculate, 2-flowered umbel. Peduncles about 1-3 mm long, pedicels about 3-7 mm long. Free calyx about 0.5-0.7 mm long, without any obvious lobes or slightly toothed at the apex, teeth about 0.5 mm long. Corolla curved, about 25-45 mm long. Anthers about 5-7 mm long, filaments green about 3-5 mm long. Pollen cream to white. Ovary glabrous, about 2-4 mm long. Style + stigma about 37 mm long. Stigma globular.

Fruit

Fruits ellipsoidal, about 8-12 x 3-7 mm, calyx forming a distinct collar below the apex. Style remnant about 1 mm long, persistent at the apex. Seeds green, about 10-11 x 4.5-5 mm with a cream beak at the apex. Testa with pale longitudinal lines visible on the surface. Embryo straight, about 7 mm long. Cotyledons about 4.5-5 mm long. Radicle green, about 2 mm long with finger-like backward-pointing processes on the surface.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in WA, NT, NEQ and southwards as far as central western NSW. Altitudinal range in northern Australia from near sea level to 700 m. Found on a variety of hosts in open forest and also on monsoon forest species.

WA

X

NT

X

NEQ

X

Epiphyte

X

RFK Code

6028