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Lysiana aff murrayi
This mistletoe was growing north of Warburton, Western Australia. It resembled Lysiana murrayi but had much larger, brighter flowers, more allied to Lysiana exocarpi. There were red and cream flowered forms on Acacia aneura locally.
 
Lysiana aff murrayi Lysiana aff murrayi
 
Description: Red flowered form   Description:Red flowered form
Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia   Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E   GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5658 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5658 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:29 August 2016   Date of photo:29 August 2016
Field No.: 5657 voucher   Field No.: 5657 voucher
     
Lysiana aff murrayi Lysiana aff murrayi
 
Description: Red flowers   Description:Whole plant
Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia   Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E   GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5658 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5658 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:29 August 2016   Date of photo:29 August 2016
Field No.: 5657 voucher   Field No.: 5657 voucher
     
Lysiana aff murrayi Lysiana aff murrayi
 
Description:Cream flowered form   Description:Cream flowered form
Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia   Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E   GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5660 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5660voucher specimen)
Date of photo:29 August 2016   Date of photo:29 August 2016
Field No.: 5659 voucher   Field No.: 5659voucher
     
Lysiana aff murrayi Lysiana aff murrayi
 
Description:Flowers and leaves   Description:Plant on host
Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia   Location: 46K NE of Warburton, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E   GPS coordinates:25˚53.6150S, 126°53.9560E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5660 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5660 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:29 August 2016   Date of photo:29 August 2016
Field No.: 5659 voucher   Field No.: 5659 voucher
     
     

 

Reference:

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (ed.) (1984), Loranthaceae, Flora of Australia 22: 80-86

 

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Lysiana aff. murrayi