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Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow
Lysiana spathulata has 2 subspecies,with the subsp. parviflora growing in Central Australia and subsp spathulata growing across Northern Australia.


Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow subsp. spathulata
   
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,Warang (White Mountains), North  Queensland Location: Flinders Highway,Warang (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 coricea subsp 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 coricea subsp 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,Warang (White Mountains), North  Queensland
GPS coordinates:21˚36.623S, 145˚55.949S GPS coordinates:20˚40.516S, 145˚14.393S
Host  plant:Acacia coricea subsp 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 & DNA specimen Field No.:4047 voucher & DNA 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 & DNA specimen Field No.:5688 voucher & DNA 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 & DNA specimen Field No.:4047 voucher & DNA 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 & DNA specimen Field No.:5682 voucher & DNA specimen
   

 

References (accessed 20 December 2016):

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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