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Lysiana murrayi (F.Muell. & Tate) Tiegh.
Mulga Mistletoe
The pale (cream) form
from near Alice Springs is very hard to see in the mulga trees. The red form was identified in northern New South Wales, around Alice Springs and in Western Australia. The South Australian plants had been selectively grazed by camels.

 
Lysiana murrayi Lysiana murrayi
 
Description: Cream flowered form   Description:Whole plant
Location: Yuendumu Rd, NW of Alice Springs, Northern Territory   Location: Yuendumu Rd, NW of Alice Springs, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:23˚31.801S, 133˚40.04E   GPS coordinates:23˚31.801S, 133˚40.04E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura   Host  plant:Acacia aneura
Date of photo:3 October 2010   Date of photo:3 October 2010
Field No.: 765   Field No.: 765
Growing with Amyema maidenii    
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description: Red flower form   Description:Flowers and leaves
Location:  Giles Rd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory   Location:  Yuendumu Rd, NW of Alice Springs, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates: 24˚35.614S 132˚53.974E   GPS coordinates:23˚31.801S 133˚40.04E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura   Host  plant:Acacia aneura
Date of photo:6 October 2013   Date of photo:3 October 2010
Field No.: 2254   Field No.: 765
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Immature fruit   Description:Whole plant
Location:  Olive Downs to Murty Murty, New South Wales   Location:  Olive Downs to Murty Murty, New South Wales
GPS coordinates: 29˚00.953S 141˚50.488E   GPS coordinates: 29˚00.953S 141˚50.488E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura   Host  plant:Acacia aneura
Date of photo:1 August 2011   Date of photo:1 August 2011
Field No.: 929   Field No.: 929
Growing with Amyema maidenii   Growing with Amyema maidenii
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Flowers and leaves   Description:Fruit
Location:  Wilcannia to White Cliffs, New South Wales   Location:  Wilcannia to White Cliffs, New South Wales
GPS coordinates:31˚21.187S 143˚11.181E   GPS coordinates:31˚21.187S 143˚11.181E
Host  plant:Acacia sp   Host  plant:Acacia sp
Date of photo:30 July 2011   Date of photo:30 July 2011
Field No.: 920   Field No.: 920
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Yellow flower form   Description:Whole plant
Location:Talleringa Well, Anne Beadell Highway, NW South Australia   Location:Talleringa Well, Anne Beadell Highway, NW South Australia
GPS coordinates: 29˚01.661S 133˚16.307E   GPS coordinates: 29˚01.661S 133˚16.307E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura   Host  plant:Acacia aneura
Date of photo:8 August 2012   Date of photo:8 August 2012
Field No.: 1165   Field No.: 1165
 
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Plant growing with Lysiana exocarpi   Description:Tree with mistletoe
Location:Talleringa Well, Anne Beadell Highway, NW South Australia   Location: Yuendumu Rd, NW of Alice Springs, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates: 29˚01.661S 133˚16.307E   GPS coordinates:23˚32.468S, 133˚43.077E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura   Host  plant:Acacia aneura
Date of photo:8 August 2012   Date of photo:5 October 2013
Field No.: 1165   Field No.: 2240
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Fruit   Description:Flowers
Location: 10K S of Yalgoo, Western Australia   Location: 40K S` of Cue, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:28˚21.694S, 116˚30.223E   GPS coordinates:27˚45.763S, 117˚54.961E
Host  plant:unknown   Host  plant:unknown
Date of photo:29 August 2015   Date of photo:30 August 2015
Field No.: 3517   Field No.: 3537
 
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Plant on host   Description:Fruit
Location: 15K S of Newman, Western Australia   Location: 15K S of Newman, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:23˚27.9048S, 119°47.7528E   GPS coordinates:23˚27.9048S, 119°47.7528E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5278 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5278 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:4 August 2016   Date of photo:4 August 2016
Field No.: 5277 voucher & DNA specimen   Field No.: 5277 voucher & DNA specimen
     
Lysiana murrayi   Lysiana murrayi
 
Description:Flower   Description:Plant
Location: 15K S of Newman, Western Australia   Location: 15K S of Newman, Western Australia
GPS coordinates:23˚27.9048S, 119°47.7528E   GPS coordinates:23˚27.9048S, 119°47.7528E
Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5278 voucher specimen)   Host  plant:Acacia aneura (FN:5278 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:4 August 2016   Date of photo:4 August 2016
Field No.: 5277 voucher & DNA specimen   Field No.: 5277 voucher & DNA specimen
     

 

References (accessed 20 December 2016):

http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/speciesfacts_display.cgi?genus=Lysiana&species=murrayi

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

Lang, P. & Barlow, B.A. (2013). Loranthaceae (version 1). In: Kellermann, J. (ed.), Flora of South Australia (ed. 5). 17 pp. (State Herbarium of South Australia: Adelaide).

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

 

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