Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Amyema queenslandica (Blakely) Danser
Danser, B.H. (1929) Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 298.
Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners usually present, sometimes absent.
Leaf blades thick and fleshy, brittle, breaking along a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades about 5-9 x 3-8 cm, petioles about 0.5-1.5 cm long. Venation not obvious with 3-5 veins radiating from the base.
Flowers borne in triads, the central flower sessile, the lateral flowers pedicellate (3 mm). Triads in umbels up to 6-rayed. Rays of umbels about 6-10 mm long, dilated at the apex. Primary peduncle about 10-25 mm long. Calyx about 1.5-2 mm long, truncate at the apex, although often irregularly split. Corolla about 30-35 mm long. Anthers about 4.5-5 mm long, staminal filaments about 7 mm long. Ovary about 2-2.5 mm long. Style about 30-35 mm long. Stigma no wider than the style.
Fruits ellipsoidal, somewhat scurfy, about 10-12 x 8 mm, calyx remnants dead (2 mm long) persistent at the apex. Seeds +/- turbinate, about 6-9 x 4 mm, immersed in a gelatinous mucilage. Endosperm white. Embryo dark green, about 3-5 mm long. Cotyledons about 1.5-2 mm long, thick and fleshy, closely appressed but quite discrete, not fused together.
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