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Amyema bifurcata
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Amyema bifurcata, Burning Mountain, New South Wales
Conservation status
Least Concern (NCA)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Amyema
Species:
bifurcata
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Collections data for A. bifurcata from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Synonyms

Amyema ferruginiflora (W.Fitzg.) Danser
Amyema xylochlamys Danser
Loranthus bifurcatus Benth.
Loranthus ferruginiflorus W.Fitzg.
Loranthus ferruginiflorus var. linearifolius Blakely
Loranthus pendulus var. taeniifolius Domin
Xylochlamys queenslandica Domin

Amyema bifurcata is an epiphytic, flowering, hemiparasitic plant of the family Loranthaceae native to Australia and found in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.

Description

Its inflorescence is an umbel of two or more pairs of flowers, which have rusty corollas covered with dense intertwined hairs. The fruit is globular, and the bract enlarges under the fruit. The leaves are flat.

Ecology

Amyema bifurcata is found on some 22 Eucalypt species, five Angophora species, on Acacia acuminata and on Nitraria billardierei.

Taxonomy

It was first described by Bentham in 1867 as Loranthus bifurcatus, with its genus being changed to Amyema by Tieghem in 1894.

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