Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, Photographer Murray Fagg, Exmouth Peninsula, WA

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

Plant. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Wire-leaf Mistletoe




Mistletoe.  Usually on species of Acacia, eg Acacia burkittii, but occasionally on other host species.  Leaves alternating along the stems, opposite each other, or in clusters. Leaves 2-8cm long, 0.5-2.3mm diameter, narrow cylindrical, hairless.  Flowers red, with 4 or 5 petals, in umbels composed of 2-3 groups of 3 flowers on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Fruit pink or white, translucent.

Description and photo of flowers in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 221

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