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Amyema quandang var. quandang

Grey Mistletoe

A drooping semi-parasitic clump hosted by Acacia species.

Additional information

  • FamilyLoranthaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • SizeDrooping 2-3 m
  • Plant groupingMistletoes
  • LeavesPairs of grey, curved, elliptic leaves 3-12 cm x 8-20 mm.
  • Flower colourDark red
  • Flowering timeMost of the year.
  • FlowersUpright flower clusters in 2 groups of 3, the central flower of each without a stalk. Pear-shaped berry.
  • Bird attractingNectar, fruit, insects
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsHosted by wattles, especially the ferny-leafed species.
  • Garden useExcellent habitat plant but difficult to cultivate. Can put pressure on drought-stressed plants if there are too many clumps on an individual tree.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Food - berry
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marty White/SYR ©, 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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