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Benthamina alyxifolia (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Tiegh.
Shiny-leaved Mistletoe
These plants grow at Mt Glorious near Brisbane.

 
Benthamina alyxifolia Benthamina alyxifolia
Description: Flower Description: Flower
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: Macadamia sp (FN:5739A) Host plant: Macadamia sp (FN:5739A)
Date of photo:11 November 2016 Date of photo:11 November 2016
Field No.:5739 Field No.:5739
Growing with  Notothixos subaureus   
   
Benthamina alyxifolia Benthamina alyxifolia
Description: Flower Description: Flower
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: Macadamia sp (FN:5739A) Host plant: Macadamia sp (FN:5739A)
Date of photo:11 November 2016 Date of photo:11 November 2016
Field No.:5739 Field No.:5739
   
Benthamina alyxifolia Benthamina alyxifolia
Description: Fruit Description: Haustorium and epicortical runners
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: Macadamia sp  Host plant: Macadamia sp 
Date of photo:14 February 2015 Date of photo:14 February 2015
Field No.:2993 Field No.:2993
Growing with Amylotheca dictyophleba and Notothixos subaureus  Growing with Amylotheca dictyophleba and Notothixos subaureus  
   
Benthamina alyxifolia Benthamina alyxifolia
Description: Whole plant Description: Fruit and leaves
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: Macadamia sp Host plant: Macadamia sp 
Date of photo:14 February 2015 Date of photo:14 February 2015
Field No.:2993 Field No.:2993
Growing with Amylotheca dictyophleba and Notothixos subaureus   Growing with Amylotheca dictyophleba and Notothixos subaureus  
   

 

References (accessed 2 December 2016):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (Ed) (1984), Loranthaceae, Flora of Australia 22: 129

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Benthamina~alyxifolia

 

 

 

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Benthamina alyxifolia