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Amyema fitzgeraldii
Scientific classification
Genus:
Amyema
Species:
fitzgeraldii
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Collections data for A. fitzgeraldii from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Amyema fitzgeraldii, the pincushion mistletoe, is a species of flowering plant within the genus Amyema, an epiphytic hemiparasitic plant of the family Loranthaceae endemic to Australia, and found in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

Description

The leaves are flat. The inflorescence is single group of 3-5 green and red flowers. The central flower has no bracts, unlike the surrounding flowers. It flowers from April to October.

Ecology

A. fitzgeraldii is only found on Acacias.

Taxonomy

A. fitzgeraldii was first described by Blakely in 1922 as Loranthus fitzgeraldii, but in 1929 was placed in the genus Amyema by Danser.

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