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Amyema congener  (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Tiegh.
Amyema congener (Sieber ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Tiegh. subsp. congener

Erect Mistletoe
The yellow form is common on Allocasuarina sp in the ranges around Cairns in North Queensland.The orange form grows further south to southern New South Wales.
 
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers Description:Buds
Location: Kennedy Highway, Julatten, North Queensland Location:Kennedy Highway, Julatten, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 36.833S,145˚ 19.639E GPS coordinates:16˚ 36.833S,145˚ 19.639E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:20 December 2008 Date of photo:20 December 2008
Field No.: 333 Field No.: 333
Growing with  Notothixos subaureus Growing with Notothixos subaureus
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
Location:Quaid Rd, Julatten, North Queensland Location:Quaid Rd, Julatten, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 42.612S,145˚ 29.918E GPS coordinates:16˚ 42.612S,145˚ 29.918E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:22 November 2009 Date of photo:22 November 2009
Field No.:563A Field No.:563A
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Immature and mature fruit Description:Flowers
Location:Davies Creek, North Queensland Location:Quaid Rd, Julatten, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1701.012S, 14535.066E GPS coordinates:16˚ 42.612S,145˚ 29.918E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:18 March 2012 Date of photo:22 November 2009
Field No.:1037 voucher specimen Field No.:563A
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers Description:Buds
Location:Davies Creek, North Queensland Location:Davies Creek, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚01.029S 145˚35.109E GPS coordinates:17˚01.029S 145˚35.109E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa
Date of photo:22 February 2015 Date of photo:22 February 2015
Field No.:3008 Field No.:3008
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flower spray Description:Plant on host
Location:Davies Creek, North Queensland Location:Davies Creek, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚01.029S 145˚35.109E GPS coordinates:17˚01.029S 145˚35.109E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa
Date of photo:22 February 2015 Date of photo:22 February 2015
Field No.:3008 Field No.:3008
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Plant on host Description:Mature fruits (yellow)
Location:Quaid Rd, Julatten, North Queensland Location: Black Mountain Rd, Julatten, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 42.9000S,145˚ 29.7168E GPS coordinates:16˚ 36.499S,145˚ 26.677E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina littoralis Host  plant:Allocasuarina littoralis
Date of photo:7 July 2015 Date of photo:27 October 2013
Field No.:3228 voucher Field No.: 2295 voucher
  Growing with Dendrophthoe curvata (red fruits)
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers Description:Plant
Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E
Host  plant:Notelaea microcarpa (FN:1763) Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:23 December 2012 Date of photo:23 August 2012
Field No.:1762 voucher specimen Field No.:1613
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Buds Description:Flowers and leaves
Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E
Host  plant:Unknown (FN:3887) Host  plant:Unknown (FN:3887)
Date of photo:15 February 2016 Date of photo:15 February 2016
Field No.:3886 voucher Field No.:3886 voucher
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Buds and flowers Description:Whole plant
Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland Location:Forty Mile Scrub National Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E GPS coordinates:1806.537S, 14449.543E
Host  plant:Notelaea microcarpa (FN:1763) Host  plant:Notelaea microcarpa (FN:1763)
Date of photo:23 December 2012 Date of photo:23 December 2012
Field No.:1762 voucher specimen Field No.:1762 voucher specimen
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers with dark purple bases Description:Buds opening. Note purple base
Location:Mt Fox, North Queensland Location:Mt Fox, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:18˚ 49.843S,145˚52.906E GPS coordinates:18˚ 49.843S,145˚52.906E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:12 June 2011 Date of photo:12 June 2011
Field No.: 879B Field No.879B
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Radical Bay Road, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Radical Bay Road, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:19˚07.5354S, 146°52.6662E GPS coordinates:19˚07.5354S, 146°52.6662E
Host  plant:Acacia sp (FN:5803 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia sp (FN:5803 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:24 December 2016 Date of photo:24 December 2016
Field No.:5802 voucher  &  DNA specimen Field No.:5802 voucher  &  DNA specimen
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Fruit Description:Plant on host
Location:Radical Bay Road, Magnetic Island, North Queensland Location:Radical Bay Road, Magnetic Island, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:19˚07.5354S, 146°52.6662E GPS coordinates:19˚07.5354S, 146°52.6662E
Host  plant:Acacia sp (FN:5803 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia sp (FN:5803 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:24 December 2016 Date of photo:24 December 2016
Field No.:5802 voucher Field No.:5802 voucher
   
Amyema congener subsp. congener Amyema congener subsp. congener
Description:Flowers with dark purple bases Description:Orange flowers with butterfly
Location:Tathra Rd, Southern New South Wales Location:Paluma, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:36˚ 31.576S,150˚1.850E GPS coordinates:19˚00.5230S,146˚12.5280E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:17 December 2010 Date of photo:10 April 2009
Field No.: 800 Growing with  Notothixos subaureus
  Field No. : U20
 
   

Amyema congener subsp. rotundifolia Barlow
Wilga Mistletoe
Amyema congener subsp. rotundifolia Amyema congener subsp. rotundifolia
Description:Flowers Description:Plant with host showing different leaf forms
Location:Roma to Condamine, South West Queensland Location:Roma to Condamine, South West Queensland
GPS coordinates:26˚ 53.926S,149˚ 21.178E GPS coordinates:26˚ 53.926S,149˚ 21.178E
Host  plant:Geijera parviflora (FN:1728) Host  plant:Geijera parviflora (FN:1728)
Date of photo:8 December 2012 Date of photo:8 December 2012
Field No.:1727 voucher specimen Field No.:1727 voucher specimen
   
Amyema congener subsp. rotundifolia Amyema congener subsp. rotundifolia
Description:Whole plant Description:Flowers
Location:The Lynd to Pentland, North Queensland Location:The Lynd to Pentland, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:2023.801S, 14509.935E GPS coordinates:2023.801S, 14509.935E
Host  plant:Bursaria incana (FN:1071) Host  plant:Bursaria incana(FN:1071)
Date of photo:9 June 2012 Date of photo:9 June 2012
Field No.:1070 voucher specimen Field No.:1070 voucher specimen
   
         

 



References (accessed 17 January 2017):

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


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


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

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Amyema_congener_subsp._congener.htm



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