Amyema quandang var. quandang

Grey Mistletoe

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Pendulous shrubs, shortly white-tomentose, older stems and leaves often glabrescent. Leaves opposite or subopposite, lanceolate to elliptic, 3–12 cm long, 8–20 mm wide, falcate, base attenuate, apex acute or rounded, greyish, new foliage often bronze-green; petiole 4–12 mm long. Inflorescence an umbel of triads, the central flower sessile; peduncles 3–10 mm long; rays of umbel 2, 2–8 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 1–3 mm long; bracts ovate, 1–1.5 mm long. Calyx abruptly expanded below limb, entire or weakly toothed, limb 0.5–1 mm long; corolla 5-merous, 16–30 mm long, green beneath greyish tomentum; anthers mostly 2–4 mm long, free part of filament c. equal to or slightly longer than anther. Fruit ellipsoid, pyriform or subglobose, 6–10 mm long, olive-green. Flowers mainly May–Oct. (spasmodically at other times of the year).

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Widespread across much of the State, growing exclusively on Acacia species.

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 quandang var. quandang in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema quandang var. quandang in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales