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Useful Temperate Plants

Amyema pendula

(Sieber ex Spreng.) Tiegh.

Loranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Amyema longifolia (Hook.) Tiegh.

Dendrophthoe pendula (Sieber ex Spreng.) Mart.

Loranthus pendulus Sieber ex Spreng.

Common Name: Drooping Mistletoe

Amyema pendula
Several plants growing on a Eucalyptus tree in New South Wales
Photograph by: Fagg M.; Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

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[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
,
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

Range

Australia - southern S. Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, southern Queensland

Habitat

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[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
,
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
,
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

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[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked. A sweet and pleasant taste but a very glutinous texture[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
]. The ovoid fruit is around 10mm long[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-08-10. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Amyema+pendula>

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