Muellerina eucalyptoides (DC.) Barlow

Creeping Mistletoe

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 87: 55 (1962) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading to pendulous shrubs, virtually glabrous. Leaves linear to lanceolate or oblong, mostly 8–20 cm long, 7–20 mm wide, flat, base attenuate, apex usually acute, green; venation parallel, obscure; petiole 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence a raceme of usually 4 or 5 pairs of triads or single flowers; peduncles of triads 5–9 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers (when present) 4–6 mm long. Calyx entire or weakly toothed, limb to c. 0.5 mm long; corolla 30–45 mm long, red or greenish-red; anthers 2–2.5 mm long, free part of filament 8–12 mm long. Fruit pyriform, 8–15 mm long, yellowish. Flowers mainly summer.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Widespread across much of the state but apparently absent from the north-west. Found mostly on species of Eucalyptus and also occasionally on other hosts including exotic trees (e.g. Quercus, Prunus, Betula, Platanus, Schinus).

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-10-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Santalanae
order Santalales
family Loranthaceae
genus Muellerina
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Muellerina eucalyptoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Muellerina eucalyptoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains 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
Wilsons Promontory 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

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory