Amyema miqueliiCommon name: Stalked Mistletoe
Meaning of name: Amyema is from the Greek prefix a-, meaning negative, and the Greek word myeo, meaning to instruct. This is because the full description of the genus had not been published when the name was first used. Miquelii honours Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel (1811 – 1871) who studied various Australian plant families.
Distribution: Occurs in all mainland Australian states.
Remarks: An aerial parasitic shrub found mainly on Corymbia and Eucalyptus species. The red to orange flowers are produced from March to July and are followed by brown fruit.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.