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Amyema quandang (Lindl.) Tiegh.
Grey Mistletoe

There are 2 varieties recognised, both are featured here.
Amyema quandang var. quandang
Amyema quandang var. bancroftii

Amyema quandang (Lindl.) Tiegh. var. quandang
Widespread across inland Australia usually on Gidgee (Acacia cambagei). Common in Victoria near the high country on Acacia dealbata.

  Amyema quandang var. quandang Amyema quandang var. quandang
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location: 16K W of Camooweal, North West Queensland Location: 16K W of Camooweal, North West Queensland
  GPS coordinates:20˚00.2060S, 138°33.5060E GPS coordinates:20˚00.2060S, 138°33.5060E
  Host  plant:Acacia cambagei (FN:5698 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia cambagei (FN:5698 voucher specimen)
  Date of photo:2 September 2016 Date of photo:2 September 2016
  Field No.: 5697 voucher Field No.: 5697 voucher
     
  Amyema quandang var.  quandang Amyema quandang var.  quandang
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location: 16K W of Camooweal, North West Queensland Location: 16K W of Camooweal, North West Queensland
  GPS coordinates:20˚00.2060S, 138°33.5060E GPS coordinates:20˚00.2060S, 138°33.5060E
  Host  plant:Acacia cambagei (FN:5698 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia cambagei (FN:5698 voucher specimen)
  Date of photo:2 September 2016 Date of photo:2 September 2016
  Field No.: 5697 voucher Field No.: 5697 voucher
     
  Amyema quandang var.  quandang Amyema quandang var.  quandang
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
  Location: Aramac to Torrens Creek Rd, Central Queensland Location:Burke and Wills Roadhouse, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:19˚ 15.219S 140˚ 20.070E
  Host  plant:Acacia cambagei Host  plant:Acacia cambagei
  Date of photo:2 July 2009 Date of photo:26 June,2008
  Field No.: U41 Field No.: 251A
  Amyema quandang var.  quandang Amyema quandang var.  quandang
 
  Description:Flowers and buds Description:Flowers
  Location: Aramac to Torrens Creek Rd, Central Queensland Location:Eastern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
  GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:32˚ 41.294S 137˚ 31.085E
  Host  plant:Acacia cambagei Host  plant:Acacia sp
  Date of photo:2 July 2009 Date of photo:8 August 2011
  Field No.:U41 Field No.: 936
     
  Amyema quandang var.  quandang Amyema quandang var.  quandang
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
  Location:Tobermorey, Northern Territory - Queensland border Location:Tobermorey, Northern Territory - Queensland border
  GPS coordinates:21˚39.521S 138˚ 15.611E GPS coordinates:21˚39.521S 138˚ 15.611E
  Host  plant:Acacia cambagei Host  plant:Acacia cambagei
  Date of photo:21 August 2012 Date of photo:21 August 2012
  Field No.: 1608 Field No.: 1608
     
  Amyema quandang var. quandang Amyema quandang var.  quandang
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Whole plant
  Location:Mt Buller Rd, Mansfield, Victoria Location:Tobermorey, Northern Territory - Queensland border
  GPS coordinates:37˚06.659S 146˚ 17.525E GPS coordinates:21˚39.521S 138˚ 15.611E
  Host  plant:Acacia dealbata Host  plant:Acacia cambagei
  Date of photo:8 February 2014 Date of photo:21 August 2012
Field No.: 2378 Field No.: 1608
 
 
 
Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii (F.M.Bailey) Barlow
In this variety, the leaves are greater than 20mm wide                                                                                                   
   
 
  Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and wide leaves
  Location: Flinders Highway, White Mountains, North  Queensland Location: Flinders Highway, White Mountains, North  Queensland
  GPS coordinates:20˚42.420S 145˚ 13.849E GPS coordinates:20˚42.420S 145˚ 13.849E
  Host  plant:Acacia shirleyi Host  plant:Acacia shirleyi
  Growing with Amyema maidenii subsp. angustifolia Growing with Amyema maidenii subsp. angustifolia
  Date of photo:10 June 2012 Date of photo:25 April 2011
  Field No.:1081 voucher specimen Field No.:850
     
  Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii Amyema quandang var. bancroftii
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Fruits
  Location: Dululu to Biloela Rd, Central  Queensland Location: Dululu to Biloela Rd, Central  Queensland
  GPS coordinates:24˚0.379S 150˚17.953E GPS coordinates:24˚0.379S 150˚17.953E
  Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Acacia sp
  Date of photo:12 December 2010 Date of photo:12 December 2010
  Field No.:785 Field No.:785
     
  Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii Amyema quandang var.  bancroftii
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Germinating seeds
  Location: Flinders Highway, White Mountains, North  Queensland Location: Flinders Highway, White Mountains, North  Queensland
  GPS coordinates:20˚42.437S 145˚13.855E GPS coordinates:20˚42.437S 145˚13.855E
  Host  plant:Acacia shirleyi Host  plant:Acacia shirleyi
  Growing with Amyema maidenii subsp. angustifolia Growing with Amyema maidenii subsp. angustifolia
  Date of photo:25 April 2011 Date of photo:25 April 2011
  Field No.:850 Field No.:850
     
     
   

 

References (accessed 11 December 2016):

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


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

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

 

 

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