Nuytsia floribunda (Labill.) Fenzl

Christmas Tree

Root-parasitic small trees or shrubs to 7 m tall. Leaves opposite, near opposite or occasionally verticillate, lanceolate, 2.5-10 cm long, stalkless. Flower clusters terminal, in 3s, the central flower of each 3 bisexual, the 2 lateral flowers male. Flowers with 6-8 petals, free, bright orange to golden yellow; spring to early summer. Stamens unequal. Fruit dry and 3-winged; seed sticky.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Loranthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Santalanae
order      Santalales
family       Loranthaceae
genus        Nuytsia R.Br.