Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Dendrophthoe acacioides (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Tiegh. subsp. acacioides

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Flowers. © R.L. Barrett
Flowers. © R.L. Barrett
Fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Leaves and flowers. © R.L. Barrett
Leaves and flowers. © Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.

Tieghem, P.E.L. van (1895) Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 85.


Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners present, attached by means of haustoria.


Leaf blades about 3.5-8 x 0.5-1.1 cm, petioles about 0.2-1 cm long.


Inflorescence usually 2-flowered, umbel sometimes 3-flowered, reduced to one flower. Flower stalks about 1-8 mm long. Primary peduncle about 4-10 mm long. Calyx about 1.5-2 mm long, prominently toothed. Corolla about 23-25 mm long, inflated about the middle or slightly above the middle, lobes about 9 mm long. Anthers about 3-5 mm long, staminal filaments about 2 mm long. Ovary about 2-3 mm long. Style about 28 mm long. Stigma small, globular.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in WA and NT. Altitudinal range not known, specimens collected from near sea level to 300 m. Usually parasitic on Acacia but also found on other species in open forest and on monsoon forest species.

Amyema acacioides (Cunn. ex Benth.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 293(1929). Loranthus acacioides Cunn. ex Benth., Flora Australiensis 3: 392(1867), Type: West. Australia, Montague Sound, Pt Nelson, Bat Is., Oct. 1820, A. Cunningham 211: Lecto:K; Iso: BM, MEL. Loranthus kimberleyensis C. A. Gardner, Bull. For. Dept. W. Austral. 32: 46(1923), Type: W.A., Moran R., 30 May 1921, C.A. Gardner s. n. ; Holo: PERTH.
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