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Amyema sp. (Forty Mile Scrub)
A plant keying out as Amyema conspicua but with warty fruit grows in the Forty Mile Scrub National Park near Mt Garnet, North Queensland. The reference book Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest has a reference to Amyema sp. (Forty Mile Scrub) with 'warty fruit'. The flowers are not described in this reference.


   
Amyema sp (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers, buds and leaves
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E
Host  plant: Glochidion disparipes Host  Glochidion disparipes
Date of photo:23rd December 2012 Date of photo:23rd December 2012
Field No.:1761 voucher specimen Field No.:1761 voucher specimen
   
Amyema sp (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Flowers showing purple anthers Description:Flowers and buds
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E
Host  plant:Glochidion disparipes Host  plant:Glochidion disparipes
Date of photo:23rd December 2012 Date of photo:23rd December 2012
Field No.:1761 voucher specimen Field No.:1761 voucher specimen
   
Amyema sp (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Fruit close up showing warty texture Description:Fruit
Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E GPS coordinates:1806.544S, 14449.540E
Host  plant:Glochidion disparipes Host  plant:Glochidion disparipes
Date of photo:25th February  2012 Date of photo:25th February  2012
Field No.:1028 Field No.:1028
Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Whole plant in host tree Description:Fruit and leaves
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa
Date of photo:28th February  2013 Date of photo:28th February  2013
Field No.:1988 Field No.:1988
Amyema sp (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Whole plant in host tree Description:Whole plant in host tree
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa (FN:1989) Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa (FN:1989)
Date of photo:15th February  2016 Date of photo:15th February  2016
Field No.:3888 Field No.:3888
   
Amyema sp (Forty Mile Scrub) Amyema  sp  (Forty Mile Scrub)
Description:Plants in host tree Description:Leaf
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park, Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E GPS coordinates:1806.012S, 14449.810E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa (FN:1989) Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa (FN:1989)
Date of photo:15th February  2016 Date of photo:15th February  2016
Field No.:3888 voucher specimen Field No.:3888 voucher specimen
   
   

 

Reference:

Cooper W & Cooper WC (2004),Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest, Nonomis Editions

 

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Amyema sp. (Forty Mile Scrub)