Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Aerial shrubs, stem-parasitic, erect, spreading or pendulous, glabrous; epicortical runners absent. Leaves opposite, sometimes clustered on condensed axes, flat and penninerved or compressed or terete (not in Victoria). Inflorescence axillary, 1- or 2-flowered, pedunculate or sessile (not in Victoria); bract 1 per flower. Flowers pedicellate; calyx entire or toothed; petals 6, united to the middle or higher into a curved tube, white, yellow, pink or red, sometimes tipped with green or black, tube inflated near middle, lobes unequal, longer and more reflexed on concave side; stamens 6, equal, anthers basifixed, immobile, introrse, 4-celled, sometimes transversely septate, c. equal to free part of filament. Fruit succulent, berry-like.

8 species, all endemic to Australia.

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
Higher taxa
genus Lysiana
Subordinate taxa