Amyema linophylla subsp. orientalis Barlow

Buloke Mistletoe

Austral. J. Bot. 14: 470 (1966) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Spreading to pendulous shrubs, white-tomentose, older stems and leaves often glabrescent. Leaves opposite or subopposite, terete, mostly 6–12 cm long, 1.3–2.5 mm diam., apex obtuse, greyish, sessile. Inflorescence an umbel of triads, the central flower sessile; peduncles 5–8 mm long; rays of umbel usually 3, 2–4 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 1–2 mm long; bracts ovate, 2–3 mm long. Calyx entire or weakly toothed, limb c. 1 mm long; corolla 4- or 5-merous, 16–22 mm long, white-tomentose; anthers mostly 2–3 mm long, free part of filament c. twice as long as anther. Fruit globose, 5–6 mm long, whitish. Flowers mainly Jan.–Apr.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Widespread in western Victoria but scarce due to the depletion of its main host plant Allocasuarina luehmannii (Buloke).

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 linophylla subsp. orientalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema linophylla subsp. orientalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales