Amyema miquelii (Lehm. ex Miq.) Tiegh.

Box Mistletoe

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 41: 507 (1894) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Pendulous shrubs, glabrous except young shoots, ovary and sometimes parts of inflorescence shortly brown-tomentose. Leaves opposite, linear to elliptic, 3–35 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, often falcate, base attenuate, apex acute or rounded, often yellow to reddish; petiole 10–50 mm long. Inflorescence an umbel of triads with all flowers pedicellate (rarely the central flowers sessile), or tetrads with central flowers sessile; peduncles 10–50 mm long; rays of umbel 3–7, 3–15 mm long; pedicels usually 3–6 mm long; bracts ovate, 1–2 mm long. Calyx entire, weakly toothed or dissected, limb to c. 1.5 mm long; corolla 5–7-merous, 15–28 mm long, usually red; anthers mostly 1.5–4 mm long, free part of filament c. twice the length of anther. Fruit ellipsoid to pyriform, 8–14 mm long, yellowish-red. Flowers mainly Dec.–Jun.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland states. Widespread through drier parts of the State. Grows mostly on species of Eucalyptus (often in the box group) and sometimes on Acacia.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Santalanae
order Santalales
family Loranthaceae
genus Amyema
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amyema miquelii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema miquelii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory