Amyema miquelii   Stalked Mistletoe

Ameyama miquelii comparison Ameyama miquelii whole

This is a partially parasitic plant which prefers and imitates the leaves of the Eucalyptus host. The leaf on the left is the Mistletoe and on the right the Eucalyptus. It has red flowers from December to February so there was nothing to see in early Spring. Unlike the distinctive white berries on our native British Mistletoe (Viscum album), the fruit of this plant is yellowish, about 10 mm in diameter and so does not stand out from the background of the leaves.

Dryandra Forest ride 16th September 2007

Added on 28th February 2008, updated June 28th 2008, updated 26ty Feb 2010, updated 30th March 2013

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