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Amyema conspicua (F.M.Bailey) Danser
Alphitonia Mistletoe

Amyema conspicua (F.M.Bailey) Danser subsp. conspicua
Common in North Queensland usually on Alphitonia excelsa on the coast, but on a wide variety of hosts further inland.Many of the plants have flowers that are green when they open and colour red as they mature.The plants at Mt Mulligan have orange flowers.The forms from Southern Queensland have green flowers.

A plant keying out as Amyema conspicua but with warty fruit grows at the 40 Mile Scrub National Park near Mt Garnet, North Queensland. This is represented on a separate page as
Amyema sp. (Forty Mile Scrub)


 
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers Description:Host with mistletoe
Location: Horse Paddock, Captain Cook Highway, Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location: Horse Paddock, Captain Cook Highway, Trinity Beach, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: 16˚47.6784S, 145˚40.853E GPS coordinates:16˚47.6784S, 145˚40.8534E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa FN 3649 Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa FN 3649
Date of photo:11th October 2015 Date of photo:11th October 2015
Field No.:3648 voucher specimen Field No.:3648 voucher specimen
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers Description:Haustorium
Location: Captain Cook Highway, Trinity Beach, North Queensland Location:Jindalba, Daintree Rainforest, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚48.164S, 145˚41.323E GPS coordinates:16˚14.277S,145˚25.718E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa Host  plant:Alphitonia oblata
Date of photo:1st May 2009 Date of photo:9th May 2010
Field No.:U21 Field No.: 620
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Fruits Description:Buds
Location:Black Mountain Rd, Kuranda, North Queensland Location:Black Mountain Rd, Kuranda, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 48.403S 145˚ 38.144E GPS coordinates:16˚ 48.403S 144˚ 51.493E
Host  plant:Rainforest sp Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:22nd March,2009 Date of photo:22nd November  2009
Field No.:425 Field No.:563
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
Location:Tate River, Alma Den, North Queensland Location:Tozer's Gap, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚28.6184S 144˚37.4383E GPS coordinates:12˚ 43.963S 143˚ 12.757E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:7th February 2010 Date of photo:18th July 2010
Field No.:U22 Field No.:734
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers (green) Description:Flowers (mature)
Location:Mungana, North Queensland Location:Mungana, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 6.947S 144˚ 25.202E GPS coordinates:17˚ 6.947S 144˚ 25.202EE
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:17th October 2010 Date of photo:17th October 2010
Field No.:767 Field No.:767
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers (green) Description:Flowers (red)
Location:Tozer's Gap, North Queensland Location:Tozer's Gap, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:12˚ 43.963S 143˚ 12.757E GPS coordinates:12˚ 43.963S 143˚ 12.757E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:18th July 2010 Date of photo:18th July 2010
Field No.:734 Field No.:734
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers (yellow/green) Description:Flowers (orange)
Location:Mt Mulligan Road, North Queensland Location:Mt Mulligan Road, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 59.492S 145˚ 1.561E GPS coordinates:16˚ 59.492S 145˚ 1.561E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:12th February 2012 Date of photo:12th February 2012
Field No.:1022A Field No.:1022A
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers - just finishing Description:Flowers
Location:Munduberra to Dalby, Southern Queensland Location:Munduberra to Dalby, Southern Queensland
GPS coordinates:26˚14.795S, 151˚16.567E GPS coordinates:26˚14.795S, 151˚16.567E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa
Date of photo:13th December 2010 Date of photo:13th December 2010
Field No.:787 Field No.:787
   
Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua Amyema conspicua subsp. conspicua
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Taroom, Southern Queensland Location:Taroom, Southern Queensland
GPS coordinates:25˚21.644S, 149˚40.652E GPS coordinates:25˚21.644S, 149˚40.652E
Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa FN 1755 Host  plant:Alphitonia excelsa FN 1755
Date of photo:15th December 2012 Date of photo:15th December 2012
Field No.:1754 voucher specimen Field No.:1754 voucher specimen
   
   




References (accessed 25th October 2015):

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

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

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