Barlow, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 88:141 (1963).
Synonymy: Loranthus subfalcatus Hook. in T.L. Mitchell, J. Trop. Austral. 224 (1848); Loranthus, exocarpi Behr (Hook.) var. subfalcatus Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:607 (1921); Loranthus exocarpi Behr var. venulosa Blakely, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 50:9 (1925).
Common name: Northern mistletoe.
Leaves oblanceolate or narrow-spathulate, 40-110 x 4-12 mm, widest at two-thirds the length, gradually attenuate at the base into a petiole 5-10 mm long, acute to rounded at the apex; penninerved with 2 or 4 lateral veins nearly as prominent as the midrib.
Inflorescence peduncle 1-3 mm long; pedicels 3-8 mm long; bracts 1-2 mm long; calyx limb mostly 6-lobed and 1 mm long; corolla 25-50 mm long, usually red, rarely yellow.
Fruit ellipsoid or pear-shaped, 8-14 mm long, usually light-coloured and somewhat translucent.
Image source: fig. 91c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 224.
Parasitic on a wide range of hosts but common on Atalaya, Heterodendrum, Bauhinia, Santalum and Casuarinaceae.
S.Aust.: LE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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