Amyema pendula (Sieber ex Spreng.) Tiegh.

Drooping Mistletoe

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

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Pendulous shrubs, glabrous except young shoots and inflorescence shortly brown-tomentose. Leaves opposite or subopposite, lanceolate, 10–20(–40) cm long, 3–15 mm wide, base attenuate, apex usually acute, green; petiole 10–40 mm long. Inflorescence an umbel of triads or tetrads with central flowers sessile; peduncles 10–40 mm long; rays of umbel 3–4, 5–18 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 2–7 mm long; bracts triangular to ovate, 1–3 mm long. Calyx entire, weakly toothed or minutely dissected, limb to c. 1.5 mm long; corolla 5- or 6-merous, 22–40 mm long, acute or obtuse, brown-tomentose; anthers mostly 2–9 mm long, free part of filament more or less equal to or 3–4 times the length of anther. Fruit ellipsoid to ovoid, c. 10 mm long, yellow-green.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amyema pendula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema pendula 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
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory