Belongs within: Gunneridae.Contains: Olacaceae, Aquilapollenites, Santalaceae, Amyema, Lysiana, Dendrophthoe, Decaisnina. The Santalales are a clade of flowering plants supported by molecular analyses whose members produce small flowers with a valvate perianth and stamens with anther sacs and filaments (Nickrent et al. 2005). A large proportion of its members, including such forms as the sandalwoods and… Continue reading Santalales


Belongs within: Santalales.Contains: Korthalsella, Viscum, Phoradendron, Arceuthobium, Exocarpos, Leptomeria. The Santalaceae are a cosmopolitan group of semi-parasitic or parasitic flowering plants. The ancestral habit of the family is as terrestrially growing root semi-parasites but aerial stem parastism has evolved within the Santalaceae on more than one occasion. Some members of the family such as Indian… Continue reading Santalaceae

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Belongs within: Santalales. Australian mistletoes Published 29 September 2019 Australia is home to a fair diversity of parasitic mistletoes, nearly ninety species in all. In a previous post, I described one of our most remarkable species, the terrestrial Nuytsia floribunda. But, of course, the remaining species occupy the more typical aerial mistletoe habitat, growing directly… Continue reading Amyema


Belongs within: Santalales. Aquilapollenites is a genus of pollen grains recognised from the Lower Cretaceous to the Eocene, with protrusions at one or both of the poles and three, more or less wing-like, protrusions around the equator. <==Aquilapollenites |–A. amicus Srivastava 1968YB02 |–A. amplus Stanley 1961YB02 |–A. attenuatus Funkhouser 1961YB02 |–A. delicatus Stanley 1961YB02 |–A.… Continue reading Aquilapollenites