Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Amyema villiflora subsp. tomentilla (Blakely) Barlow

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Barlow, B.A. (1966) Australian Journal Botany 14: 486.


Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners absent.


Leaf blades about 2-10 x 1-4.3 cm, petioles about 0.5-1 cm long. Leaf blades 3-5-veined but venation not always obvious.


Flowers borne in triads, the central flower sessile, the lateral flowers pedicellate. Triads in 2-rayed umbels. Rays of umbels about 1-3 mm long. Primary peduncle about 5-14 mm long. Calyx and corolla clothed in cream to reddish brown hairs. Calyx about 1 mm long, without lobes or irregularly lobed. Corolla about 17-30 mm long. Anthers about 1-2 mm long, staminal filaments about 5-9 mm long. Ovary about 2 mm long without any obvious locules or ovules. Style about 20-23 mm long. Stigma small, globular, terminal.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1100 m. Parasitic on a variety of rain forest and monsoon forest plants.

Loranthus betchei var. tomentillus Blakely, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 47: 393(1922), Type: Queensland, Sweers Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, June 1901, F. M. Bailey s. n.; Holo: NSW.
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