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Amyema miquelii (Lehm. ex Miq.) Tiegh
Box Mistletoe
Considered a pest  in South Australia, where it can be removed under a native vegetation guideline.Common around Cairns where it has beautiful red flowers.
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location: Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach, North Queensland Location: Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚42.561S, 145˚37.879E GPS coordinates:16˚42.561S, 145˚37.879E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla
Date of photo:9 May 2010 Date of photo:21 March 2009
Field No.: 622 Field No.: U30
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers Description:Buds
Location: Captain Cook Highway, Craiglie, North Queensland Location: Captain Cook Highway, Craiglie, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1632.3532S 14528.1688E GPS coordinates:1632.3532S 14528.1688E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla (FN 4026) Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla (FN 4026)
Date of photo:8 May 2016 Date of photo:8 May 2016
Field No.: 4025 voucher Field No.: 4025 voucher
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant on host
Location: Captain Cook Highway, Craiglie, North Queensland Location: Captain Cook Highway, Craiglie, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:1632.3532S 14528.1688E GPS coordinates:1632.3532S 14528.1688E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla (FN 4026) Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla (FN 4026)
Date of photo:8 May 2016 Date of photo:8 May 2016
Field No.: 4025 voucher Field No.: 4025 voucher
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location: Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach, North Queensland Location: Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚42.561S, 145˚37.879E GPS coordinates:16˚42.561S, 145˚37.879E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla
Date of photo:31 May 2009 Date of photo:9 May 2010
Field No.: U30 Field No.: 622
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Blue Range Rd, Greenvale, North Queensland Location:Inman Valley, South Australia
GPS coordinates:19˚ 04.714S 145˚ 26.260E GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp
Date of photo:9 April 2009 Date of photo:8 February 2009
Field No.: 437 Field No.: U31
  Growing with Lysiana exocarpi
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
   
Description:Whole plant Description:Whole plant
Location:Blue Range Rd, Greenvale, North Queensland Location: Swift's Creek,Victoria
GPS coordinates:19˚ 04.714S 145˚ 26.260E GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Eucalyptus platyphylla Host  plant:Eucalyptus pulverenta
Date of photo:9 April 2009 Date of photo:6 January 2009
Field No.: 437 Field No.: U32
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Flowers Description:Buds
Location:Kalumburu Road, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Kalumburu Road, Kimberleys, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:15˚01.4784S, 126°12.5382E GPS coordinates:15˚01.4784S, 126°12.5382E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus tetrodonta (FN:5061  voucher specimen) Host  plant:Eucalyptus tetrodonta (FN:5061  voucher specimen)
Date of photo:9 April 2009 Date of photo:9 April 2009
Field No.: 5060 voucher Field No.: 5060 voucher
   
Amyema miquelii Amyema miquelii
Description:Whole plant Description:Host tree with mistletoe
Location:Kalumburu Road, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location:Kalumburu Road, Kimberleys, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:15˚01.4784S, 126°12.5382E GPS coordinates:15˚01.4784S, 126°12.5382E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus tetrodonta (FN:5061  voucher specimen) Host  plant:Eucalyptus tetrodonta (FN:5061  voucher specimen)
Date of photo:9 April 2009 Date of photo:9 April 2009
Field No.: 5060 voucher Field No.: 5060 voucher
   
   

 

References (accessed 18 December 2016):

http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/speciesfacts_display.cgi?genus=Amyema&species=miquelii 

http://anpsa.org.au/a-miq.html


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

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