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Amyema sanguinea (F.Muell.) Danser
Bloodwood Mistletoe
Common around Cairns with beautiful red flowers, always in Eucalyptus or Corymbia sp. Paler forms occur inland.There are 2 varieties,var sanguinea and var pulchra which grows in the Northern Territory.
Amyema sanguinea (F.Muell.) Danser var. sanguinea
 
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Buds Description:Flowers
Location: Kennedy  Highway, Walkamin, North Queensland Location: Rugby Field, Aeroglen, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚08.1146S  146˚25.5356E GPS coordinates:16˚53.2231S  145˚44.8784E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus tereticornis Host  plant:Corymbia torelliana
Date of photo:19 October 2008 Date of photo:4 October 2008
Field No.:U48 Field No.:U49
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Flowers Description:Plant on host - next to Cairns Airport fence
Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E
Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672 Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672
Date of photo:1 November 2015 Date of photo:1 November 2015
Field No.:3671 voucher specimen Field No.:3671 voucher specimen
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Fruit Description:Fruits
Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E
Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672 Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672
Date of photo:27 December 2015 Date of photo:27 December 2015
Field No.:3701 voucher specimen Field No.:3701 voucher specimen
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Fruit Description:Fruit and leaves
Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland Location: Cook Highway, Aeroglen, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E GPS coordinates:16˚53.3754S  145˚45.0996E
Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672 Host  plant:Melaleuca viminalis (Callistemon) FN 3672
Date of photo:27 December 2015 Date of photo:27 December 2015
Field No.:3701 voucher specimen Field No.:3701 voucher specimen
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Buds and flowers (pale form ) Description:Buds and flowers (orange form )
Location: Mouth of Royal Arch Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location: Caves Walking Track ,Chillagoe, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚11.032S  144˚29.836E GPS coordinates:17˚10.984S 144˚29.824E
Host  plant:Corymbia confertiflora Host  plant:Corymbia erythrophloia
Date of photo:31 October 2010 Date of photo:31 October 2010
Field No.:770 Field No.:768
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Whole plant (pale form) Description:Whole plant
Location: Mouth of Royal Arch Cave,Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Mt Isa Hospital grounds,Mt Isa, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: 17˚11.032S  144˚29.836E GPS coordinates: 20˚43.9790S  139˚29.7068E
Host  plant:Corymbia confertiflora Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp
Date of photo:31 October 2010 Date of photo:22 October 2008
Field No.:770 Field No.:U50
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Whole plant Description:Buds
Location:Finch Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Kennedy  Highway, Walkamin, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:17˚08.1146S  146˚25.5356E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp
Date of photo:20 October 2011 Date of photo:16 November 2008
Photo courtesy of Michael Humphrey Field No.:U51
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Plant Description:Plant
Location: Cook Highway, Clifton Beach, North Queensland Location: Kennedy  Highway, Walkamin, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚46.1178S  145˚40.3001E GPS coordinates:17˚08.1146S  146˚25.5356E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp Host  plant:Eucalyptus tereticornis
Date of photo:31 August 2008 Date of photo:19 October 2008
Field No.:U52 Field No.:U48
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Flowers Description:Plant
Location: Thursday Island, North Queensland Location: Thursday Island, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:10˚34.7113S  142˚13.3016E GPS coordinates:10˚34.7113S  142˚13.3016E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp Host  plant:Eucalyptus sp
Date of photo:4 December 2014 Date of photo:4 December 2014
Field No.:2965 Field No.:2965
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Flower Description:Mistletoes on host
Location: Road to Jasper Gorge, Timber Creek, Northern Territory Location: Road to Jasper Gorge, Timber Creek, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:15˚53.0860S, 130°38.2224E GPS coordinates:15˚53.0860S, 130°38.2224E
Host  plant:Eucalyptus pruinosa (FN:4088 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Eucalyptus pruinosa (FN:4088 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:12 July 2016 Date of photo:12 July 2016
Field No.:4089  voucher Field No.:4089  voucher
   
Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea Amyema sanguinea var. sanguinea
Description:Plants on host Description:Plants on host
Location: 22K S of Nullagine, Western Australia Location: 22K S of Nullagine, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:21˚41.4960S, 120°04.5528E GPS coordinates:21˚41.4960S, 120°04.5528E
Host  plant:Eucalyptusleucophloia subsp. leucophloia  (FN:5257 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Eucalyptus leucophloia subsp. leucophloia  (FN:5257 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:2 August 2016 Date of photo:2 August 2016
Field No.:5256  voucher Field No.:5256  voucher
   

Amyema sanguinea var. pulchra (Ewart) Barlow
From the Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory
   
Amyema sanguinea var. pulchra Amyema sanguinea var. pulchra
Description:Buds Description:Whole plant
Location: Highway, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory Location:Highway, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:13˚1.333S, 131˚ 0.657E GPS coordinates: 13˚1.333S, 131˚ 0.657E
Host  plant:Corymbia disjuncta Host  plant:Corymbia disjuncta
Date of photo:22 May 2010 Date of photo:22 May 2010
Field No.:629 Field No.:629
   
Amyema sanguinea var. pulchra Amyema sanguinea var. pulchra
Description:Whole plant Description:Bud
Location:Highway, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory Location:Highway, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates: 13˚1.333S, 131˚ 0.657E GPS coordinates: 13˚1.333S, 131˚ 0.657E
Host  plant:Corymbia disjuncta Host  plant:Corymbia disjuncta
Date of photo:22 May 2010 Date of photo:22 May 2010
Field No.:629 Field No.:629
   
   

References (accessed 20 December 2016):

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/11874

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


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