Amyema longifolia (Hook.) Tiegh.
Dendrophthoe pendula (Sieber ex Spreng.) Mart.
Loranthus pendulus Sieber ex Spreng.
Common Name: Drooping Mistletoe
Amyema pendula is an evergreen, epiphytic shrub growing mainly on Eucalyptus species but also found on Acacias. It produces a cluster of pendulous stems 1 metre or more long with leaves that can be 10 - 44cm long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - southern S. Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, southern Queensland
Coastal and near coastal localities, growing in open forest and woodland, where it is an epiphytic parasite on many Eucalyptus species and is also found on Acacias[
Amyema pendula is a plant of warm temperate to subtropical regions of Australia.
A parasitic plant, growing mainly on Eucalyptus species.
Plants can flower all year round[
Fruit - raw or cooked. A sweet and pleasant taste but a very glutinous texture[
]. The ovoid fruit is around 10mm long[