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Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow
There are 2 subspecies:

Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata growing in Central Australia
Lysiana spathulata subsp. parviflora  growing across Northern Australia.


Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow subsp. spathulata
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flower Description:Fruit showing the collar below the apex
Location: Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location: Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚57.0108S, 14347.3430E GPS coordinates:17˚57.0108S, 14347.3430E
Host plant:Acacia hammondii (FN:6525 voucher specimen) Host plant:Acacia hammondii (FN:6525 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
Field No.:6524 voucher specimen Field No.:6524 voucher specimen
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Plant on host Description:Leaf
Location: Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location: Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚57.0108S, 14347.3430E GPS coordinates:17˚57.0108S, 14347.3430E
Host plant:Acacia hammondii (FN:6525 voucher specimen) Host plant:Acacia hammondii (FN:6525 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:26 April 2018 Date of photo:26 April 2018
Field No.:6524 voucher specimen Field No.:6524 voucher specimen
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flowers Description:Haustorium on vine
Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park , Mt Garnet, North Queensland Location: Forty Mile Scrub National Park , Mt Garnet, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:18˚06.5334S, 14449.5462E GPS coordinates:18˚06.5334S, 14449.5462E
Host plant:Unknown vine Host plant:Unknown vine
Date of photo:24 April 2018 Date of photo:24 April 2018
Field No.:6469 Field No.:6469
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Flowers and Leaves
Location: 8K N of  Burke & Wills Roadhouse, North Queensland Location: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill Gorge) National Park, North West Queensland
GPS coordinates:19 09.232S, 140 22.201E GPS coordinates: N/A
Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:25 June 2009 Date of photo:24 June 2008
Field No.:489 Field No.:U442
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Whole plant Description:Flowers and leaves
Location: 8K N of  Burke & Wills Roadhouse, North Queensland Location: Northern Western Australia
GPS coordinates:19 09.232S, 140 22.201E GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:25 June 2009 Date of photo:31 August 2006
Field No.:489 Field No.:U443
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flowers Description:Fruit
Location: Flinders Highway,White Mountains, North  Queensland Location: Flinders Highway,White Mountains, North  Queensland
GPS coordinates:20˚40.516S, 145˚14.393S GPS coordinates:20˚40.516S, 145˚14.393S
Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum (FN1090A) Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum (FN1090A)
Date of photo:10 June 2012 Date of photo:10 June 2012
Field No.:1090 voucher specimen Field No.:1090 voucher specimen
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Whole plant Description:Whole plant with Viscum articulatum
Location: Lake Buchanan, North Queensland Location: White Mountains National Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:21˚36.623S, 145˚55.949S GPS coordinates:N/A
Host  plant:Acacia sericophylla (FN:891A) Host  plant:Unknown
Date of photo:24 July 2011 Date of photo:25 April 2011
Field No.:890 Field No.:U444
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Whole plant with fruit Description:Fruit
Location: Mt Isa, North West Queensland Location: Lake Buchanan, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:21˚36.623S, 145˚55.949S
Host  plant:Acacia sp Host  plant:Acacia sericophylla
Date of photo:12 May 2009 Date of photo:24 July 2011
Field No.:U445 Field No.:890
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Germinating seed.
Location: Lake Buchanan, North Queensland Location: Flinders Highway,White Mountains, North  Queensland
GPS coordinates:21˚36.623S, 145˚55.949S GPS coordinates:20˚40.516S, 145˚14.393S
Host  plant:Acacia sericophylla Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum (FN1090A)
Date of photo:24 July 2011 Date of photo:10 June 2012
Field No.:890 Field No.:1090 voucher specimen
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant on host
Location: 50K W of Mt Barnett, Gibb River Rd, Kimberleys, Western Australia Location: 5K W of Croydon, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚59.0604S, 125°39.4608E GPS coordinates:18˚10.0956S, 142°13.1046E
Host  plant:Vachellia suberosa (FN: 5114 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia torulosa  (FN:4048 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:21 July 2016 Date of photo:8 July 2016
Field No.:5113 voucher specimen Field No.:4047 voucher  specimen
Growing with Amyema benthamii  
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Fruit Description:Buds and leaves
Location: 89K E of Three Ways, Barkly Highway, Northern Territory Location: 89K E of Three Ways, Barkly Highway, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:19˚17.8630S, 135°02.0510E GPS coordinates:19˚17.8630S, 135°02.0510E
Host  plant:Acacia stipuligera  (FN:5689 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia stipuligera  (FN:5689 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:8 July 2016 Date of photo:8 July 2016
Field No.:5688 voucher  specimen Field No.:5688 voucher  specimen
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata Lysiana spathulata subsp. spathulata
Description:Flower and buds Description:Leaf
Location: 4K S of Beagle Bay, Western Australia Location: 5K W of Croydon, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17˚01.6824S, 122°38.8902E GPS coordinates:18˚10.0956S, 142°13.1046E
Host  plant:Acacia platycarpa  (FN:5132 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Acacia torulosa  (FN:4048 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:24 July 2016 Date of photo:8 July 2016
Field No.:5131 voucher  specimen Field No.:4047 voucher  specimen
   


Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia Barlow
Growing at Palm Valley near Alice Springs and in the Alice Springs Desert Park.
 
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia
Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Whole plant
Location: Palm Valley,  Northern Territory Location: Palm Valley, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:24˚02.889S 132˚  43.358E GPS coordinates:24˚02.889S 132˚  43.358E
Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla
Date of photo:2 October  2010 Date of photo:2 October  2010
Field No.:764 Field No.:764
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers and fruit
Location: Palm Valley, Northern Territory Location: Alice Springs Desert Park, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:24˚02.889S 132˚43.358E GPS coordinates:23˚42.140S 133˚49.965E
Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla
Date of photo:2 October  2010 Date of photo:20 July 2011
Field No.:764 Field No.:U446
   
Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia Lysiana spathulata subsp. parvifolia
Description:Fruit Description:Plant on host
Location: Palm Valley, Northern Territory Location: Palm Valley, Northern Territory
GPS coordinates:24˚02.889S 132˚43.358E GPS coordinates:24˚02.889S 132˚43.358E
Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla  (FN:5683 voucher specimen) Host  plant:Callitris glaucophylla  (FN:5683 voucher specimen)
Date of photo:31 August 2016 Date of photo:31 August 2016
Field No.:5682 voucher  specimen Field No.:5682 voucher  specimen
   

 

References (accessed 5 July 2018):

http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/29211

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


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





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