Harlequin mistletoe

Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Lysiana
Species: exocarpi
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Spreading to pendent shrub, glabrous; external runners absent.

Leaves flat or somewhat compressed when very narrow, linear to narrow-oblong, sessile or the wider leaves shortly petiolate, 3–15 cm long, 1–10 mm wide, apex usually rounded, base attenuate to contracted, venation obscure; shortly petiolate.

Inflorescence a pedunculate usually 2-flowered umbel; peduncle usually 0.5–2 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long; bracts 1–1.5 mm long. Corolla 25–50 mm long, usually red, rarely yellow, sometimes tipped with green or black.

Fruit ellipsoidal to ovoid, 6–10 mm long, red or black.

Flowering start in August and ends in January.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE

Created: 29 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

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