Plants of the Castlemaine District.

Buloke Mistletoe - native (Amyema linophylla subsp. orientale)

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Family: Loranthaceae (Mistletoe family).

Rare. It grows on Buloke e.g. at Carisbrook and Baringhup.

It is a hemi-parasite; it relies on the host plant for water and minerals, but has chlorophyll and is able to make its own sugars and other carbohydrates.


  • its leaves are wire-like, resembling Buloke branches
  • it grows on Buloke.
  • VROTS: vulnerable

    1, 2: Buloke Mistletoe in flower. Carisbrook. 2: Fruit. Patho cemetery.