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Dendrophthoe curvata (Blume) Miq.
Formerly called Dendrophthoe falcata. Common in rainforest in North Queensland.

   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Sunbird enjoying the flowers
Location: Kuranda Range Rd, North Queensland Location: Kuranda Range Rd, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚50.635S,145˚40.921E GPS coordinates:16˚50.635S,145,˚40.921E
Host  plant:Acacia disparrima subsp. calidestris Host  plant:Melia azadarach
Date of photo:9th February 2009 Date of photo:1st March 2010
Field No.:U182 Field No.:U183
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
Location:Paluma Dam, Paluma, North Queensland Location: Mt Lewis Rd, Julatten, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:18˚57.4414S,146˚08.9543E GPS coordinates:16˚35.5740S,145˚16.5204E
Host  plant:Rainforest sp Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:29th December  2009 Date of photo:20th December  2008
Field No.:U184 Field No.:U185
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Mamu Walkway, East Palmerston, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚39.280S,145˚33.914E GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Rainforest sp
Date of photo:6th December 2009 Date of photo:18th May 2008
Field No.:U186 Field No.:U187
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Fruit Description:Flowers
Location:Cape Tribulation Beach, North Queensland Location: Cape Bedford Rd, N of Hopevale, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:15˚16.6764S,145˚14.6694E GPS coordinates:15˚16.6764S,145˚14.6694E
Host  plant:Hibiscus tiliaceus Host  plant:Acacia legnota
Date of photo:13th September 2008 Date of photo:22nd March 2011
Field No.:U188 Field No.:817
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
Location: Black Mountain Rd, Julatten, North Queensland Location: Red Arrow Walk, Aeroglen, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚ 36.065S,145˚ 24.97E GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Melia azadarach
Date of photo:28th November 2010 Date of photo:4th October 2008
Field No.:U189 Field No.:U190
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Flowers and Leaves
Location: Kuranda Range Rd, North Queensland Location: Kuranda Range Rd, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚49.3995S,145˚37.5420S GPS coordinates:16˚49.3995S,145˚37.5420S
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:7th July 2015 Date of photo:7th July 2015
Field No.:3226 voucher specimen Field No.:3226 voucher specimen
   
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flower Description:Flowers and leaves
Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚39.2418S,145˚34.0752E GPS coordinates:16˚39.2418S,145˚34.0752E
Host  plant:Acacia oraria FN 3653 Host  plant:Acacia oraria FN 3653
Date of photo:11th October 2015 Date of photo:11th October 2015
Field No.:3652 voucher specimen Field No.:3652 voucher specimen
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flower Description:Flower
Location:Cairns city, North Queensland Location:Cairns city, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚55.9752S,145˚46.5786E GPS coordinates:16˚55.9752S,145˚46.5786E
Host  plant:Szygium sp FN 3692 Host  plant:Szygium sp FN 3692
Date of photo:2nd November 2015 Date of photo:2nd November 2015
Field No.:3691 voucher specimen Field No.:3691 voucher specimen
Dendrophthoe curvata Dendrophthoe curvata
Description:Flower Description:Flower
Location:Cairns city, North Queensland Location:Cairns city, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚55.9752S,145˚46.5786E GPS coordinates:16˚55.9752S,145˚46.5786E
Host  plant:Szygium sp FN 3692 Host  plant:Szygium sp FN 3692
Date of photo:2nd November 2015 Date of photo:2nd November 2015
Field No.:3691 voucher specimen Field No.:3691 voucher specimen
   

 

References (accessed 28th November 2015):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (Ed) (1984), LoranthaceaeFlora of Australia 22: 124 - 129

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

 

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