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Amyema


Amyema Tiegh.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta Cronquist, Takhtajan & W. Zimmermann, 1966
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Santalales R.br. Ex Bercht. & J.presl, 1820
Family: Loranthaceae Juss.
Genus: Amyema Tiegh.
Amyema
File:Amyema-pendula-6.jpeg
Amyema pendula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Amyema
Tiegh.
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Loranthus sect. Amyema Endl.
  • Loranthus sect. Pilostigma Engl.
  • Pilostigma Tiegh.
  • Xylochlamys Domin
Amyema is a genus of semi-parasitic shrubs (mistletoes) which occur in Malesia and Australia.

Species

There are approximately 90 species including the following:

Faunal associations

The Mistletoebird is known to consume the fruit of Amyema quandang[1] as well as other mistletoe species from which its name is derived.

Larvae of the genus of butterfly, Delias, often use the foliage of various Amyema species as larval food plants. In doing so, the adults acquire a taste that is unpalatable to predators.[2]

Botanical Name

Amyema Tieghem

Taxonomy

Higher Taxa

Species

Distribution


Map showing distribution of observations of Amyema.

End Notes

References

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Page Notes

  • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Amyema
  • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · International Plant Names Index · Wikipedia · Wikispecies · ZipcodeZoo.com.
  • Last revised: 2015-2-1. Last revision: ZZBot. 32473 bytes.

Footnotes

  1. Reid, Nick (Published Online: 28 Jul 2006). "Mutualistic interdependence between mistletoes (Amyema quandang), and spiny-cheeked honeyeaters and mistletoebirds in an arid woodland". Austral Ecology (Ecological Society of Australia) 15 (2): 175–190. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.1990.tb01526.x.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Orr & Kitching (2010). "The Butterflies of Australia". Jacana Books. ISBN 9781741751086.