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Excoecaria agallocha L.
Blind-your-eye Mangrove
Commonly known as 'blind your eye' or 'milky' mangrove because of the milky alkaline sap. Common in northern Australia. There are separate male and female plants. A host for Lysiana maritima in Burketown on the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.

  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description:Male buds Description:Leaves and fruits
  Location:Aeroglen, North Queensland Location:Aeroglen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E
  Date of photo:29 December 2007 Date of photo:4  March 2007
  Field No.:U274 Field No.: U275
 
  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description: Male Flowers Description: Plant with mistletoe Amyema mackayensis
  Location:Daintree Ferry, North Queensland Location:Gladstone, Central Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚15.5663S,145˚23.9394E GPS Coordinates:N/A
  Date of photo:6 January 2007 Date of photo:4th November 2010
  Field No.: U276 Field No.: U277
     
  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description: Leaves Description: Tree
  Location: Cooktown foreshore, North Queensland Location: Cooktown foreshore, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚27.717S,145˚14.993E GPS coordinates:15˚27.717S,145˚14.993E
  Date of photo:23 March 2010 Date of photo:23 March 2010
  Field No.: U278 Field No.:  U278
     
  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description:Plant as host for Lysiana maritima (FN:4057) Description:Plant as host for Lysiana maritima (FN:4057)
  Location: Burketown wharf, Burketown,  North West Queensland Location: Burketown wharf, Burketown,  North West Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚44.0130S, 139°35.5284E GPS coordinates:17˚44.0130S, 139°35.5284E
  Date of photo:8 July 2016 Date of photo:8 July 2016
  Field No.:4058 voucher  specimen Field No.:4058 voucher  specimen
     
  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description: Male flowers Description: Male flowers
  Location: Cocoa Ceek,Cape Cleveland, North Queensland Location: Cocoa Ceek,Cape Cleveland, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:19˚17.2758S,146˚59.1102E GPS coordinates:19˚17.2758S,146˚59.1102E
  Date of photo:22 December 2016 Date of photo:22 December 2016
  Field No.: 5781 Field No.: 5781
     
  Excoecaria agallocha Excoecaria agallocha
 
  Description: Female flowers Description: Female flowers
  Location:Trinity Park, North Queensland Location:Trinity Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚48.0366S,145˚42.4602E GPS coordinates:16˚48.0366S,145˚42.4602E
  Date of photo:18 January 2017 Date of photo:18 January 2017
  Field No.: 5943 Field No.: 5943
     

 

References (accessed 26 January 2017):

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

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/habitats/marine-plants-including-mangroves/common-mangroves/milky-mangrove

https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/plants/shrub-tree/milky-mangrove-excoecaria-agallocha/




 

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Excoecaria agallocha