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Lysiana exocarpi (Behr) Tiegh.
Harlequin Mistletoe
2 subspecies are shown here:

Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi, with red and yellow forms
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. tenuis from the Darling Downs and New South Wales.


Lysiana exocarpi (Behr) Tiegh. subsp. exocarpi
Common in South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland - particularly spectacular in the Diamantina region of Queensland.

   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Flowers and Leaves (green form)
Location:Inman Valley,South Australia Location:  Inman Valley,South Australia
GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Exocarpos cuppressiformis Host  plant:Hyperparasite on Amyema miquelii on Eucalyptus sp
Date of photo:9 February 2009 Date of photo:9 February 2009
Field No.:U440 Field No.:U440
Photograph featured in Moss & Kendall
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi  subsp. exocarpi
Description:Whole plant Description:Flowers and Leaves
Location:Flinders Ranges,South Australia Location:Warracoota, Diamantina National Park, Western Queensland
GPS coordinates:30 53.8610S, 13819.3190E GPS coordinates:2347.2770S, 14051.2340E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Acacia victoriae
Date of photo:6 August 2011 Date of photo:29 June 2009
Field No.:931F Field No.:514
  Photograph featured in Moss & Kendall
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Fruit Description:Whole plant
Location: Warracoota, Diamantina National Park, Western Queensland Location:Warracoota, Diamantina National Park, Western Queensland
GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Acacia victoriae Host  plant:Acacia victoriae
Date of photo:29 June  2009 Date of photo:29 June 2009
Field No.:514 Field No.:514
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Flowers Description:Fruit
Location:Italowie Gap, Flinders Ranges, South Australia Location:Flinders Ranges, South Australia
GPS coordinates:30 33.408S, 139 10.225E GPS coordinates:32 32.670S, 138 08.092E
Host  plant:Unknown Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:16 August 2011 Date of photo:16 August 2011
Field No.:979 Field No.:973
Photograph featured in Moss & Kendall Photograph featured in Moss & Kendall
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Tree with mistletoe Description:Flower
Location: Mt Beadell, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia Location: Mt Beadell, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:25˚32.093S 125˚16.459E GPS coordinates:25˚32.093S 125˚16.459E
Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Acacia sp
Date of photo:10 August 2014 Date of photo:10 August 2014
Field No.: 2592 Field No.: 2592
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and leaves
Location: Mt Carbine Bridge,North Queensland Location: Mt Spurgeon Rd, Mt Carbine, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚31.717S, 145˚ 8.043E GPS coordinates:16˚31.698S, 145˚ 8.195E
Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra
Date of photo:25 April 2010 Date of photo:17 June 2012
Field No.:613 Field No.:1092 voucher specimen
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Flowers Description:Whole plant
Location: Mt Spurgeon Rd, Mt Carbine, North Queensland Location: Mt Spurgeon Rd, Mt Carbine, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚31.698S, 145˚ 8.195E GPS coordinates:16˚31.698S, 145˚ 8.195E
Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN:3233) Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra (FN:3233)
Date of photo:19 July 2015 Date of photo:19 July 2015
Field No.:3232 voucher  specimen Field No.:3232 voucher  specimen
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Plants and host Description:Plant
Location: Mt Spurgeon Rd, Mt Carbine, North Queensland Location:Stephens Road, Alice Springs,  Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:16˚31.698S, 145˚ 8.195E GPS coordinates:2808
Host  plant:Melaleuca leucadendra Host  plant:Acacia victoriae  (FN: 5679 voucher  specimen)
Date of photo:17 June 2012 Date of photo:31 August 2016
Field No.:1092 voucher  specimen Field No.: 5678 voucher  specimen
   
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi Lysiana exocarpi subsp. exocarpi
Description:Fruit and leaves Description:Plant on host
Location:Stephens Road, Alice Springs,  Northern Territory Location:Stephens Road, Alice Springs,  Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:2808 GPS coordinates:2808
Host  plant:Acacia victoriae  (FN: 5679 voucher  specimen) Host  plant:Acacia victoriae  (FN: 5679 voucher  specimen)
Date of photo:31 August 2016 Date of photo:31 August 2016
Field No.: 5678 voucher  specimen Field No.: 5678 voucher  specimen
   
   


Lysiana exocarpi subsp. tenuis (Blakely) Barlow
Identified in Casuarina cristata on the western Darling Downs near Surat,South West Queensland and in  New South Wales. Amyema cambagei was also in the trees at Surat.
 
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. tenuis Lysiana exocarpi subsp. tenuis
Description:Fruit and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
Location: White Cliffs, New South Wales Location: White Cliffs, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:31 21.187S, 143 00.181E GPS coordinates:31 21.187S, 143 00.181E
Host  plant:Casuarina cristata Host  plant:Casuarina cristata
Date of photo:30 July  2011 Date of photo:30 July  2011
Field No.:921 Field No.:921
  Growing with Amyema linophylla subsp. orientalis
 
Lysiana exocarpi subsp. tenuis
Description:Whole plant
Location: Carnarvon Highway, N of Injune, Queensland
GPS coordinates:25 02.440S, 148 34.169E
Host  plant:Casuarina cristata
Date of photo:27 July  2011
Field No.:908A
Growing with Amyema cambagei
   

 

 

References (accessed 5 July 2018):

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

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=in&name=Lysiana~exocarpi~subsp.+tenuis

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=in&name=Lysiana~exocarpi~subsp.+exocarpi

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

Moss J.T. & Kendall R., (2016) Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, NewSouth Wales and Victoria, Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club Inc.




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