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Lysiana filifolia Barlow
Identified at several sites in the ranges behind Cairns.Seems to be associated with old tin mining areas. Usually  growing on Casuarina sp beside rivers (on tributaries of the Barron,Walsh and Mitchell Rivers), although at Irvinebank one plant was growing on Acacia sp. There is another population at Blackdown Tableland, inland from Rockhampton.The plant seen flowering there in 2011 had yellow flowers and was nowhere near a tin mine or a river. Detailed GPS locations are withheld. The Walsh River near Collins Weir, where there is a healthy colony of these plants,  is the site of the proposed Nullinga Dam.Luckily it does not yet have the required approvals or funding.
 


   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Flower Description:Flowering plant
Location: Silver Valley Road via Herberton, North Queensland Location: Silver Valley Road via Herberton, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Way point 2447 GPS coordinates: Way point 2447
Host  plant:Allocasuarina littoralis (FN:4041) Host  plant:Allocasuarina littoralis (FN:4041)
Date of photo:26 June 2016 Date of photo:26 June 2016
Field No.:4040 voucher  specimen Field No.:4040 voucher  specimen
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and Leaves
Location: Silver Valley Road via Herberton, North Queensland Location: Silver Valley Road via Herberton,  North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Way point 605 GPS coordinates: Way point 605
Host  plant:Casuarina sp Host  plant:Casuarina sp
Date of photo:11 April 2010 Date of photo:11 April 2010
Field No.:597 Field No.:597
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Plant Description:Flowers
Location:Wild River, Silver Valley, North Queensland Location:Shroj Rd, Mareeba, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:Way point 1061 GPS coordinates:  Way point 1079
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamia Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamia
Date of photo: 18 March 2012 Date of photo: 1 July 2012                     
Field No.:1042  voucher specimen Field No.:1094
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:fruits Description:Flowers
Location: Walkamin, North Queensland Location: Wolfram Camp, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Way point 935 GPS coordinates: Way point 677
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Casuarina sp
Date of photo:10 July 2011 Date of photo:12 June 2010
Field No.:883 Field No.:697
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Flower and leaves Description:Plant in habitat
Location: Walkamin, North Queensland Location: Davies Creek, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Waypoint 781 GPS coordinates:   Waypoint  846
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana
Date of photo:7 November 2010 Date of photo:3 April 2011
Field No.: 776A Field No.: 828
Growing with Amyema cambagei  
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Flowers and leaves (yellow form)
Location: Irvinebank, North Queensland Location: Blackdown Tableland National Park, Central Queensland 
GPS coordinates: Way point 918 GPS coordinates:  Way point 952
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa
Date of photo:5 June 2011 Date of photo:25 July 2011
Field No.: 868A Field No.: 900
Growing with Amyema cambagei  
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Whole plant Description:Whole plant on Acacia sp.
Location: Blackdown Tableland National Park, Central Queensland  Location: Irvinebank, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Way point 952 GPS coordinates: Way point 918
Host  plant:Allocasuarina torulosa Host  plant:Acacia disparrima
Date of photo:25 July 2011 Date of photo:5 June 2011
Field No.: 900 Field No.: 868
   
Lysiana filifolia Lysiana filifolia
Description:Flower and leaves Description:Flower and leaves
Location: Walsh River, Road to Collins Weir, North Queensland Location: Walsh River, Road to Collins Weir, North Queensland
GPS coordinates: Waypoint 3118 GPS coordinates: Waypoint 3118
Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana Host  plant:Casuarina cunninghamiana
Date of photo:25 February 2018 Date of photo:25 February 2018
Field No.: 6393 Field No.: 6393
   
   

References (accessed 17 March 2018):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S., (ed) (1984), Loranthaceae, Flora of Australia 22: 84-86

Lysiana filifolia, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland

 

 

 

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