J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 103 (1863) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect or spreading shrubs to 60 cm diam., with a bright golden tomentum, rarely greyish. Prophylls and cataphylls linear to triangular, to c. 1 mm long. Leaves trullate, rhombic or elliptic, 1–5 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, apex rounded, obtuse or acuminate, mucronate, upper surface greenish, sometimes shiny, glabrescent, lower surface golden-tomentose; petiole 3–5 mm long. Inflorescence of 1 terminal and 2 lateral 5–11-flowered cymules, central 1–5 flowers usually male; bracts narrow-triangular, to c. 1 mm long. Male flowers c. 1 mm diam., pedicel c. 0.5 mm long; female flowers c. 2 mm long, subsessile. Fruit ellipsoid to subglobose, c. 7 mm long. Flowers throughout the year.
EGL, EGU. Also Qld, NSW. Usually parasitic on other mistletoes, particularly Dendrophthoe vitellina.
In Victoria confined to far East Gippsland in the vicinity of Mallacoota Inlet.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|