The Wire-Leaf Mistletoe (Amyema preissii) is an epiphytic, hemiparasitic plant and member of the Family Loranthaceae (Mistletoe Family).

Native to Australia, it is a widespread mistletoe found in all mainland states. It is found mainly on acacias and sheoaks, This mistletoe has needle-like leaves of 2-8 cm x 1-2 mm. The flowers hang down in 2 to 3 clusters. The flowers are red, about 2-3 cm long with separate petals that curve backwards. The round berries are pink, white or red that are dispersed by mistletoe birds, among others.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Santalales
  • Family: Loranthaceae
  • Genus: Amyema
  • Species: A. preissii
  • Binomial name: Amyema preissii