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Amyema miraculosa  (Miq.) Tiegh.
Fleshy Mistletoe

There are 2 subspecies.Both are featured here.
Amyema miraculosa
subsp. miraculosa
Amyema miraculosa
subsp. boormanii
Amyema miraculosa  (Miq.) Tiegh. subsp. miraculosa
This subspecies grows nears the west coast of Western Australia.
 
Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and leaves
Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E
Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN: 3601A) Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN:3601A)
Date of photo:31 August 2015 Date of photo:31 August 2015
Field No.:3601 Field No.:3601
   
Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E
Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN 3601A) Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN 3601A)
Date of photo:31 August 2015 Date of photo:31 August 2015
Field No.:3601 Field No.:3601
   
Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa Amyema miraculosa subsp. miraculosa
Description:Plant on host next to canola field Description::Plants on host  next to canola field
Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia Location:Watheroo Road, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E GPS coordinates:30˚19.128S 116˚16.015E
Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN: 3601A) Host  plant:Santalum acuminatum (FN: 3601A)
Date of photo:31 August 2015 Date of photo:31 August 2015
Field No.:3601 Field No.:3601

Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii  (Blakely) Barlow
Found in  Queensland, South Australia,  New South Wales and in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The red flowered plants are from near Cobar, New South Wales.They were particularly striking. The plants found in central Queensland are orange flowered.
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
Location: 16K N of Cunnamulla, Queensland Location:105K S of Bourke, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:31˚30.95S 145˚59.805E GPS coordinates:31˚01.489S 145˚54.637E
Host  plant:Eremophila sp (FN: 3847) Host  plant:Eremophila  bignoniflora (FN3706)
Date of photo:13 January 2016 Date of photo:30 December 2015
Field No.:3846 voucher specimen Field No.:3705
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Plant on host Description:Plant on host
Location: 16K N of Cunnamulla, Queensland Location:105K S of Bourke, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:31˚30.95S 145˚59.805E GPS coordinates:31˚01.489S 145˚54.637E
Host  plant:Eremophila sp (FN: 3847) Host  plant:Eremophila sp
Date of photo:13 January 2016 Date of photo:30 December 2016
Field No.:3846 voucher specimen Field No.:3705
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers, dark red base and bright red petals. Description:Flowers
Location: East of Cobar, New South Wales Location: East of Cobar, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:31˚30.95S 145˚59.805E GPS coordinates:31˚30.95S 145˚59.805E
Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora
Date of photo:1 January 2011 Date of photo:1 January 2011
Field No.:811 Field No.:811
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description: Buds Description: Whole plant and host
Location:  Goondiwindi to St George, Southern Queensland Location:  Goondiwindi to St George, Southern Queensland
GPS coordinates:28˚26.710S 149˚18.376E GPS coordinates:28˚26.710S 149˚18.376E
Host  plant:Geijera parviflora (FN:1739) Host  plant:Geijera parviflora (FN:1739)
Date of photo:9 December 2012 Date of photo:9 December 2012
Field No.:1738 voucher specimen Field No.:1738 voucher specimen
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description: Flowers, dark red base and green petals. Description: Buds
Location:  Roma to Surat, Central Western Queensland Location:  Roma to Surat, Central Western Queensland
GPS coordinates:26˚45.005S 148˚54.868E GPS coordinates:26˚45.005S 148˚54.868E
Host  plant:Geijera parviflora Host  plant:Geijera parviflora
Date of photo:8 December 2012 Date of photo:8 December 2012
Field No.:1744 voucher specimen Field No.:1744 voucher specimen
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description: Flowers, dark red base and green petals Description: Plant on Acacia host
Location:  Roma to Condamine, Central Western Queensland Location:  Roma to Condamine, Central Western Queensland
GPS coordinates:26˚53.822S 149˚02.630E GPS coordinates:26˚53.822S 149˚02.630E
Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Acacia sp
Date of photo:8 December 2012 Date of photo:8 December 2012
Field No.:1725 voucher specimen Field No.:1725 voucher specimen
   
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers, bright red base with yellow petals. Description: Buds
Location: Barcaldine to Blackall, Central Western Queensland Location:  Barcaldine to Blackall, Central Western Queensland
GPS coordinates:23˚57.522S, 145˚21.042E GPS coordinates:23˚57.522S, 145˚21.042E
Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora
Date of photo:8 January 2012 Date of photo:8 January 2012
Field No.:1010 Field No.:1010
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers and fruits Description:Whole plant with host
Location: Botanical Park, Longreach, Central Queensland Location:Botanical Park, Longreach, Central Queensland
GPS coordinates:23˚27.5179S, 144˚14.5274E GPS coordinates:23˚27.5179S, 144˚14.5274E
Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora Host  plant:Eremophila bignoniiflora
Date of photo:7 April 2009 Date of photo:7 April 2009
Field No.:U33 Field No.:U33
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Whole plant with host Description:Whole plant with host
Location: Wilcannia, New South Wales Location:Leonora, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:30˚37.418S 143˚38.150E GPS coordinates:28˚54.058S 121˚25.025E
Host  plant:Geijera sp Host  plant:Eremophila longifolia
Date of photo:9 January 2012 Date of photo:9 July 2014
Field No.:1011A Field No.:2604
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers, dark red base and orange petals Description:Fruit
Location:Killarney, Queensland Location:Eastern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
GPS coordinates:28˚20.954S 152˚17.797E GPS coordinates:32˚41.294S 137˚31.085E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Geijera linearifolia
Date of photo:13 December 2010 Date of photo:8 August 2011
Field No.:790 Field No.:937
Growing with Lysiana exocarpi  
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Leonora, Western Australia Location: Wilcannia, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:28˚54.058S 121˚25.025E GPS coordinates:30˚37.418S 143˚38.150E
Host  plant:Eremophila longifolia Host  plant:Geijera sp
Date of photo:9 July 2014 Date of photo:9 January 2012
Field No.:2604 Field No.:1011A
   
Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii Amyema miraculosa subsp. boormanii
Description:Flowers (same tree as FN 2604 above) Description:Plant on host  (same tree as FN 2604 above)
Location:Leonora, Western Australia Location:Leonora, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:28˚54.0500S 121˚25.0260E GPS coordinates:28˚54.0500S 121˚25.0260E
Host  plant:Eremophila longifolia (FN: 5631 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Eremophila longifolia (FN: 5631 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:27 August 2016 Date of photo:27 August 2016
Field No.:5630 voucher Field No.:5630 voucher
   
 

Reference (accessed 11 December 2016):

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2381

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

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=in&name=Amyema~miraculosa~subsp.+boormanii

 https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/13266

 

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