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Amylotheca dictyophleba (F.Muell.) Tiegh.
Brush Mistletoe
Common in rainforest on the AthertonTableland and identified on the coast near Cairns.Different colour forms are shown.

   
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Flowers Description:Buds
Location:Gillies Lookout, Danbulla Drive, North Queensland Location:Gillies Lookout, Danbulla Drive, North Queensland
Host  plant:Lophostemon sp Host  plant:Lophostemon sp
GPS coordinates:17˚12.2640S 145˚41.7880E GPS coordinates:17˚12.2640S 145˚41.7880E
Date of photo:17 February 2008 Date of photo:17 February 2008
Field No:. U57 Field No:. U57
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
 
Description:Fruit and leaves Description:Whole plant on host
Location:Bluewater Estate, Trinity Park, North Queensland Location:Henry Hannam Drive, Walkamin, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚47.848S 145˚42.179E GPS coordinates:17˚04.816S 145˚26.932E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamia
Date of photo:8 May 2011 Date of photo:7 November 2010
Field No:. 864 Field No:. U58
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Whole plants
Location:Bluewater Estate, Trinity Park, North Queensland Location:Bluewater Estate, Trinity Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚47.848S 145˚42.179E GPS coordinates:16˚47.848S 145˚42.179E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:17 March 2012 Date of photo:17 March 2012
Field No:.U59 Field No:U59
  Update:Host tree died in 2012
   
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Flowers and Buds Description:Buds
Location:Lake Barrine, North Queensland Location:Bilyana Rd, Bilyana, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚14.704S ,145˚ 38.333E GPS coordinates:18˚ 06.964S ,146˚ 54.287E
Host  plant:Rainforest sp Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp
Date of photo:22 February 2009 Date of photo:14 February 2010
Field No:.U60 Field No:.U61
  Update: Plant destroyed in Cyclone Yasi 2011
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Unripe fruit Description:Buds
Location:Bilyana Rd, Bilyana, North Queensland Location:Mt Lewis (top of road), North Queensland
GPS coordinates:18˚ 06.964S ,146˚ 54.287E GPS coordinates:16˚ 30.639S, 145˚ 16.166E
Host  plant:Allocasuarina sp Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:14 February 2010 Date of photo:8 August 2010
Field No:.U61 Field No:.746A
Update: Plant destroyed in Cyclone Yasi 2011  
   
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Buds Description:Buds
Location:Topaz, North Queensland Location:Old Coen Road walking track, Iron Range, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚ 24.50S, 145˚ 42.02E GPS coordinates:12˚43.855S, 143°15.869E
Host  plant:Maesa dependens Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:5 June 2012 Date of photo:8 August 2010
Field No:. Warboys, SJ 970 voucher specimen Field No:2107
   
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Flower Description:Plant
Location:Old Coen Road walking track, Iron Range, North Queensland Location:Old Coen Road walking track, Iron Range, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:12˚43.855S, 143°15.869E GPS coordinates:12˚43.855S, 143°15.869E
Host  plant:Rainforest sp Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:8 August 2010 Date of photo:8 August 2010
Field No:2107 Field No:2107
   
Amylotheca dictyophleba Amylotheca dictyophleba
Description:Flower Description:Plant in habitat
Location:Mt Glorious, South East  Queensland Location:Mt Glorious, South East Queensland
GPS coordinates:27˚20.065S, 152°46.081E GPS coordinates:27˚20.065S, 152°46.081E
Host plant: Rainforest sp Host plant: Rainforest sp
Date of photo: 8 February 2014 Date of photo: 8 February 2014
Field No.:2994 Field No.:2994
Growing with Benthamina alyxifolia Growing with Benthamina alyxifolia
   

 

References (accesssed 28 August 2017):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (Ed) (1984) Flora of Australia 22: 73-74

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Amylotheca_dictyophleba.htm

 

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