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Amyema cambagei (Blakely) Danser
Needle- leaved Mistletoe
Identified it in several locations on the ranges behind Cairns, always well camouflaged on Casuarina sp. Common in New South Wales and southern Queensland where it has a widespread range.

   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Flowers Description:Plant with Notothixos subaureus
Location: Lake Tinaroo (main carpark), North Queensland Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark), North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:16th August 2009 Date of photo:16th August 2009
Field No.: 540 Field No.: 540
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Fruit Description:Fruit and leaves
Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark),North Queensland Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark),North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:8th November 2015 Date of photo:8th November 2015
Field No.: 3689 Field No.: 3689
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Leaves Description:Whole plant
Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark),North Queensland Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark),North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:22nd February 2009 Date of photo:16th August 2009
Field No.: 418 Field No.: 540
Growing with hyperparasite Notothixos subaureus
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Flowers and fruit Description:Buds
Location: Davies Creek Rd, North Queensland Location:Walking Trail, Mt Lewis, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚58.536S  145˚32.815E GPS coordinates:16˚ 35.977S 145˚ 15.545E
Altitude : 407m Altitude : 907m
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Casuarina sp
Date of photo:7th November 2010 Date of photo:15th August 2010
Field No.: 775 Field No.: 747B
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Whole plant
Location: Roma to Surat Rd, Southern Queensland Location: Heales Lookout, Gillies Highway, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:26˚46.682S,148˚55.961E GPS coordinates:17˚ 12.264S 145˚ 41.788E
Altitude : 296m Altitude : 599m
Host  plant:Casuarina sp Host  plant:Casuarina sp
Date of photo:27th July 2011 Date of photo: 22nd August 2010
Field No.: 909 Field No.:749B
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Scarlet honeyeater on Amyema cambagei Description:Flowers
Location: Irvinebank Dam, North Queensland Location:Lake Tinaroo (main carpark), North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 25.711S  145˚ 12.063E GPS coordinates:17˚ 9.843S,145˚ 41.962E
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:5th June 2011 Date of photo:16th August 2009
Field No.: 869 Field No.: 540
Growing with Lysiana filifolia
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description:Buds and Leaves Description: Whole plant
Location: Einasleigh River, Lynd to Hughenden, North Queensland Location: Blue Mountains, New South  Wales
GPS coordinates:19˚23.378S  144˚20.023E GPS coordinates:33˚33.182S  150˚08.732E
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamia Host  plant:Casuarina sp
Date of photo:9th June 2012 Date of photo:16th December 2010
Field No.: 1068 voucher specimen Field No.: 800A
   
Amyema cambagei Amyema cambagei
Description: Flowers Description:Fruit
Location: Blue Mountains, New South  Wales Location: Davies Creek Rd, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:33˚33.182S  150˚08.732E GPS coordinates:16˚58.536S  145˚32.815E
Host  plant:Casuarina sp Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana
Date of photo:16th December 2010 Date of photo:7th November 2010
Field No.: 800A Field No.: 775
   
   

 

References (accessed 24th November 2015):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (ed.) (1984), Loranthaceae,
Flora of Australia 22: 91-122

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Amyema~cambagei


Watson D.M.  (2011), Mistletoes of Southern Australia, CSIRO Publishing

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