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Decaisnina brittenii (Blakely) Barlow
There are 2 subspecies. Both are featured here.
Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii

Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa


Decaisnina brittenii  (Blakely) Barlow subsp. brittenii
Common in North Queensland. A beautiful coral pink form was found north of Hopevale and a wine-coloured form grows in Weipa. One of  Banks and Solander's plants from the Endeavour River.


  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and Leaves
  Location: Chillagoe, North Queensland Location: Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚09.002S 144˚31.441E GPS coordinates:17˚09.002S 144˚31.441E
  Host  plant:Lophostemon grandiflorus Host  plant:Lophostemon grandiflorus
  Date of photo:24 October 2009 Date of photo:24 October 2009
  Field No.: 556 Field No.: 556
  Growing with Dendrophthoe homoplastica and Viscum articulatum Growing with Dendrophthoe homoplastica and Viscum articulatum
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚11.2230S 144˚02.4678E GPS coordinates:17˚11.2230S 144˚02.4678E
  Date of photo:18 October 2015 Date of photo:18 October 2015
  Field No.: 3656 voucher specimen Field No.: 3656 voucher specimen
  Host: Lophostemon grandiflorus (FN:3657) Host: Lophostemon grandiflorus (FN:3657)
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Fruit
  Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚11.2212S 144˚02.4678E GPS coordinates:17˚11.2212S 144˚02.4678E
  Date of photo:19 November 2017 Date of photo:19 November 2017
  Field No.: 6284 Field No.: 6284
  Host: Lophostemon grandiflorus Host:Lophostemon grandiflorus
     
Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Plant on host Description:Plant on host
  Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland Location: Eureka Creek, Dimbulah, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚11.2230S 144˚02.4678E GPS coordinates:17˚11.2230S 144˚02.4678E
  Date of photo:18 October 2015 Date of photo:18 October 2015
  Field No.: 3656 voucher specimen Field No.: 3656 voucher specimen
  Host: Lophostemon grandiflorus (FN:3657) Host: Lophostemon grandiflorus (FN:3657)
     
Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Mt Carbine Bridge, North Queensland Location: Cape Bedford Rd, N of Hopevale, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚ 31.717S,145˚ 8.043E GPS coordinates: 15˚17.106S  145˚15.834E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca sp Host  plant:Melaleuca sp
  Date of photo:12 July 2009 Date of photo:22 March 2011
  Field No.: 536A Field No.: 820
  Growing with Lysiana exocarpi 2013 Update:plant destroyed in bushfire
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii
 
  Description: Flowers (Coral pink) Description: Whole plant
  Location: Cape Bedford Rd N of Hopevale, North Queensland Location:Cooktown Esplanade,Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates: 15˚17.106S  145˚15.834E GPS coordinates: 15˚28.2852S  145˚14.6369E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca sp Host  plant:Melaleuca sp
  Date of photo:22 March 2011 Date of photo:24 March 2011
  Field No.: 820 Field No.:U178
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Flowers and Buds Description: Buds
  Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.147S, 145˚19.544E GPS coordinates:16˚38.147S ,145˚19.544E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata
  Date of photo:18 October 2009 Date of photo:18 October 2009
  Field No.: U179 Field No.: U179
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. brittenii
 
Description: Fruit Description: Whole plant
  Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.147S ,145˚19.544E GPS coordinates:16˚38.147S ,145˚19.544E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata
Date of photo:20 December 2008 Date of photo:18 October 2009
  Field No.: U180 Field No.: U179
Growing with Diplatia tomentosa and Notothixos subaureus
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description: Fruit Description: Plant on host
  Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland Location:Abbatoir Swamp, Mt Molloy, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.155S ,145˚19.555E GPS coordinates:16˚38.155S ,145˚19.555E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata Host  plant:Melaleuca dealbata
  Date of photo:7 July 2015 Date of photo:7 July 2015
  Field No.: 3229 voucher specimen Field No.: 3229 voucher specimen
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description: Plant on host Description: Flowering plant - wine coloured flowers
  Location:Weipa, North Queensland Location:Weipa, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:12˚38.1538S, 141°52.6236E GPS coordinates:12˚38.1538S, 141°52.6236E
  Host  plant:Alstonia actinophylla Host  plant:Alstonia actinophylla
  Date of photo:21 April 2016 Date of photo:21 April 2016
  Field No.: 3940 Field No.: 3940
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Buds and leaves
  Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.5270S, 14356.5650E GPS coordinates:18˚07.5270S, 14356.5650E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN 6511) Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN 6511)
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.:6510 voucher specimen Field No.:6510 voucher specimen
     
  Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii Decaisnina brittenii subsp. brittenii
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Plant on host
  Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Ewamian Creek, Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚07.5270S, 14356.5650E GPS coordinates:18˚07.5270S, 14356.5650E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN 6511) Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN 6511)
  Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
  Field No.:6510 voucher specimen Field No.:6510 voucher specimen
     
     

Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa Barlow
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa
 
  Description: Flowers Description: Flowers and leaves
  Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚39.031S ,131˚19.118E GPS coordinates:12˚39.031S ,131˚19.118E
  Host  plant:Planchonia careya Host  plant:Planchonia careya
  Date of photo:6 June 2015 Date of photo:6 June 2015
  Field No.: 3169 Field No.: 3169
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa
 
  Description: Plants on host Description: Flowers and leaves
  Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory Location:Wetlands Lookout, Arnhem Highway, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚39.031S ,131˚19.118E GPS coordinates:12˚39.031S ,131˚19.118E
  Host  plant:Planchonia careya Host  plant:Planchonia careya
  Date of photo:6 June 2015 Date of photo:6 June 2015
  Field No.: 3169 Field No.: 3169
     
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa
 
  Description: Buds Description: Plant on host
  Location:Road to Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia Location:Road to Lake Argyle, Kununurra, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:15˚59.4990S, 128°56.6004E GPS coordinates:15˚59.4990S, 128°56.6004E
  Host  plant:Buchanania obovata  (FN:5007 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Buchanania obovata  (FN:5007 voucher specimen)
  Date of photo:12 July 2016 Date of photo:12 July 2016
  Field No.: 5006 voucher specimen Field No.: 5006 voucher specimen
  Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa Decaisnina brittenii  subsp. speciosa
 
  Description: Plant on host Description: Flowers (burnt in bush fire)
  Location:Jasper Gorge, Northern Territory Location:Jasper Gorge, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:16˚01.9149S, 130°45.5586E GPS coordinates:16˚01.9149S, 130°45.5586E
  Host  plant:Unknown  (FN:4093 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Unknown  (FN:4093 voucher specimen)
  Date of photo:12 July 2016 Date of photo:12 July 2016
  Field No.: 4092 voucher specimen Field No.: 4092 voucher specimen
     
     
     



References (accessed 4 July 2018):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1984), Loranthaceae. Flora of Australia 22: 77-79

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

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/13745


Barlow, B.A. (1993), Conspectus of the genera Amylotheca, Cyne, Decaisnina, Lampas, Lepeostegeres and Loxanthera (Loranthaceae). Blumea 38(1):79
-80

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/factsheet?id=3102

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