Amyema plicatula, Family Loranthanceae, is a bushy mistletoe, glabrous (smooth, without any stem or leaf surface hairs) except for the flowers, with external runners visible along the branches of the host tree. Leaves are distinctively elliptic to circular, which occur in whorls of three or four or opposite. Flowering occurs in summer, and the fruit are small and pink to red in colour. Amyema plicatula was formerly known as Amyema scandens.
Amyema plicatula |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Amyema plicatula
The main potential threat to Amyema plicatula is weed invasion (NSW NPWS; 1999) and inappropriate fire regimes (DECC NSW; 2005).