Flowers and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Fruit. Photographer Russell Best, Ingliston Gorge E of Ballan, Vic

Plants. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Box Mistletoe




Mistletoe, stems to 3m long.  Parasitic on several species of Eucalyptus eg Eucalyptus largiflorens.   Leaves somewhat fleshy, opposite each other on the stem or scattered along the stems, 3-40cm long, 5-30mm wide, flat, hairless.  Flowers red, with 5-7 petals, in umbels composed of 2-7 groups of 3-5 flowers on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Ripe fruit yellow to red.

Description and photo of flowers in GM Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and JH Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 220

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