Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii (Blakely) Barlow

Fleshy Mistletoe

Austral. J. Bot. 14: 477 (1966) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, spreading or pendulous shrubs, virtually glabrous. Leaves opposite to subopposite, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, mostly 4–10 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, attenuate or contracted at base, apex acute or rounded, greenish, glaucous; petiole 2–10 mm long. Inflorescence an umbel of triads, the central flower sessile; peduncles 6–30 mm long; rays of umbel 2 or 3, 3–10 mm long; pedicels of lateral flowers 1.5–7 mm long; bracts triangular to ovate, 0.7–1.5 mm long. Calyx entire or weakly toothed, limb to c. 0.5 mm long; corolla usually 5-merous, 15–25 mm long, crimson; anthers mostly 1–2 mm long, free part of filament 2–4 times length of anther. Fruit narrow-ellipsoid, 8–10 mm long, constricted at apex, red or purplish. Flowers mainly Dec.–Apr.

Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Widespread across northern and western Victoria growing on a wide range of hosts but commonly on Santalaceae or Loranthaceae.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera 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
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales