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Amyema benthamii (Blakely) Danser
Mistletoe
This species grows in  the Kimberleys and in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.


   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Ripening fruit Description:Apetiolate leaves
Location:Red Hill Lookout, Kambalda, Western Australia Location:Red Hill Lookout, Kambalda, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E
Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:27 August 2016 Date of photo:27 August 2016
Field No.: 5623  voucher Field No.: 5623  voucher
   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Apetiolate leaf Description:Fruit
Location:Red Hill Lookout , Kambalda, Western Australia Location:Red Hill Lookout , Kambalda, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E
Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:27 August 2016 Date of photo:27 August 2016
Field No.: 5623  voucher Field No.: 5623  voucher
   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Plant on host Description:Host tree with mistletoe
Location:Red Hill Lookout , Kambalda, Western Australia Location:Red Hill Lookout , Kambalda, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E GPS coordinates:31˚12.5200S  121˚40.1460E
Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Brachychiton gregorii (FN:5624 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:27 August 2016 Date of photo:27 August 2016
Field No.: 5623  voucher Field No.: 5623  voucher
   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E
Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:21 July 2016 Date of photo:21 July 2016
Field No.: 5115  voucher Field No.: 5115  voucher
Growing with Lysiana spathulata  
   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Buds Description:Apetiolate leaves
Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E
Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:21 July 2016 Date of photo:21 July 2016
Field No.: 5115  voucher Field No.: 5115  voucher
   
Amyema benthamii Amyema benthamii
Description:Small plant on host Description:Plant on host
Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S  125˚39.4608E
Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN:5114 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:21 July 2016 Date of photo:21 July 2016
Field No.: 5115  voucher Field No.: 5115  voucher
   
   
   
   

 


References (accessed 12 December 2016):

  Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (ed) (1984) Flora of Australia22: 91-122

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2369

Barlow, B.A. (1992), Conspectus of the genus Amyema Tieghem (Loranthaceae). Blumea 36(2):293-381



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