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Decaisnina signata (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Tiegh. 
Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla (Domin) Barlow
Common around Darwin and the Top End. This subspecies has heart- shaped sessile leaves.


  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Buds Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Charles Darwin National Park, Darwin, Northern Territory Location:Adelaide River, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:13˚13.975S, 131˚5.758E
  Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Barringtonia sp
  Date of photo:23 May 2010 Date of photo:23 May 2010
  Field No.:U193 Field No.:640
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers hidden under  Dendrophthoe odontocalyx Description: Whole plant
  Location:Adelaide River,  Northern Territory Location:Adelaide River, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:13˚13.975S, 131˚5.758E GPS coordinates:13˚13.975S, 131˚5.758E
  Host  plant:Barringtonia sp Host  plant:Barringtonia sp
  Date of photo:23 May 2010 Date of photo:23 May 2010
  Field No.:640 Field No.:640
  Growing with Dendrophthoe odontocalyx  
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers and heart-shaped  leaves Description: :Flowers and heart-shaped  leaves
  Location:Adelaide River, Northern Territory Location:Adelaide River, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:13˚13.975S, 131˚5.758E GPS coordinates:13˚13.975S, 131˚5.758E
  Host  plant:Barringtonia sp Host  plant:Barringtonia sp
  Date of photo:23 May 2010 Date of photo:23 May 2010
  Field No.:640 Field No.:640
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers and heart-shaped  leaves Description:Plants on host
  Location:Jabiru, Northern Territory Location:Jabiru, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚39.827S, 132˚50.362E GPS coordinates:12˚39.827S, 132˚50.362E
  Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
  Date of photo:6 June 2015 Date of photo:6 June 2015
  Field No.:3181 Field No.:3181
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers (paler form) Description:Flowers (paler form) and  leaves
  Location:Jabiru, Northern Territory Location:Jabiru, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚39.827S, 132˚50.362E GPS coordinates:12˚39.827S, 132˚50.362E
  Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
  Date of photo:6 June 2015 Date of photo:6 June 2015
  Field No.:3181 Field No.:3181
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Wagait Beach, Northern Territory Location:Wagait Beach, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:12˚42.4284S, 130˚48.6348E GPS coordinates:12˚42.4284S, 130˚48.6348E
  Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
  Date of photo:25 April 2016 Date of photo:25 April 2016
  Field No.:4005 Field No.:4005
     
  Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla Decaisnina signata subsp. cardiophylla
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Leaves
  Location:Port Keats Road, Northern Territory Location:Port Keats Road, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:13˚46.2522S, 13038.3490E GPS coordinates:13˚46.2522S, 13038.3490E
  Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
  Date of photo:29 May 2018 Date of photo:29 May 2018
  Field No.:6644 Field No.:6644
     

 

References (accessed 4 July 2018):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (ed) (1984), Loranthaceae.Flora of Australia 22: 76-77

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

Barlow, B.A. (1993), Conspectus of the genera Amylotheca, Cyne, Decaisnina, Lampas, Lepeostegeres and Loxanthera (Loranthaceae). Blumea 38(1):93

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/factsheet?id=3108


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