Amyema pendula subsp. longifolia (Hook.) Barlow

Drooping Mistletoe

Austral. J. Bot. 14: 479 (1966) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Haustorial attachment usually elongate, with longitudinal strands under bark of host. Peduncles usually 15–40 mm long; rays of umbel 8–18 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 4–7 mm long. Corolla usually 6-merous, usually obtuse in mature bud; anthers mostly 5–9 mm long; free part of filament c. equal to anther.  Flowers throughout the year.

MSB. Also Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria where known by a few collections near the Murray River in the north-west of the State: Wallpolla Island, west of Mildura (1933), Hattah-Kulkyne National Park (2019) and Tooleybuc (1971), in each case, parasitic on Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

While not generally noted as a diagnostic character between this and the typical subspecies (although implied by the epithet), the leaves on the Victorian specimens are up to 40 cm long and are under 1 cm wide. The Victorian collections are from sites more than 500 kms from the nearest known occurrences near Parkes in New South Wales.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Loranthaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-03-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amyema pendula subsp. longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema pendula subsp. longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Scroll Belt present native

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New South Wales