Muellerina

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Aerial shrubs, stem-parasitic, erect to pendulous, nearly glabrous; epicortical runners usually present. Leaves opposite, flat, penninerved or curvinerved. Inflorescence a terminal raceme of 1–6 decussate pairs of pedunculate triads or single flowers; each triad with central flower sessile and lateral flowers pedicellate; bract 1 per flower, narrowly triangular. Calyx entire or toothed; petals 5, free, curved in bud, green grading to red or purple above; stamens 5, unequal, anthers dorsifixed, versatile, 4-celled; style articulate at base. Fruit pyriform, succulent, berry-like.

4 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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