Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow
Barlow, B.A. (1963) Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 88: 139.
Aerial stem-parasitic shrub. Epicortical runners absent. Branches pendulous.
Leaf blades brittle, breaking alsong a straight line when bent back on themselves. Leaf blades obovate, about 3-7 x 1.1-3 cm, petioles about 1-5 mm long. Lateral veins run almost the full length of the leaf blade. Venation not very obvious on mature leaves, more readily seen on new leaves. Lateral veins 3-6 no each side of the midrib.
Flowers borne in a pedunculate 2-flowered umbel. Flower stalks about 3-7 mm long. Peduncles about 1-5 mm long. Calyx about 0.6-1.5 mm long, 6-toothed at the apex or obscurely toothed. Corolla tube curved, about 34-45 mm long, split down one side, lobes about 12-20 mm long. Corolla red at the base, yellow towards the middle and green at the apex. Anthers transversely septate, about 4-5.5 mm long, staminal filaments about 2-6 mm long. Pollen cream. Ovary about 3 mm long. Style about 33-36 mm long, articulate about 1 mm above the base. Stigma globular. No locules or ovules visible in the ovary.
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Often found on Parsonsia plaesiophylla, also on Carissa and Capparis.