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Korthalsella papuana Danser 
This elusive plant was found growing on Syzgium australe near Atherton,overhanging the Walsh River. The plants are difficult to locate when not in flower. Adding to the interest we often see snakes and find tiger leeches in the vicinity.

   
Korthalsella papuana Korthalsella papuana
Description:Whole plant in habitat Description:Flowers
Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E
Host plant: Syzygium australe Host plant: Syzygium australe
Date:1 September 2013 Date:2 January 2012
Field No.:2219 voucher specimen Field No.:1007
   
Korthalsella papuana Korthalsella papuana
Description:Flower spike Description:Well camouflaged plant on host
Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E
Host plant: Syzygium australe (FN:3916) Host plant: Syzygium australe (FN:3916)
Date:13 March 2016 Date:13 March 2016
Field No.:3915 voucher specimen Field No.:3915 voucher specimen
   
Korthalsella papuana Korthalsella papuana
Description:Leaf, upper side, with buds Description:Whole plant in flower
Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E
Host plant: Syzygium australe Host plant: Syzygium australe
Date:1 September 2013 Date:2 January 2012
Field No.:2219 voucher specimen Field No.:1007
   
Korthalsella papuana Korthalsella papuana
Description:Plants on host - well camouflaged Description:Fruiting bodies
Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E
Host plant: Syzygium australe Host plant: Syzygium australe
Date:1 September 2013 Date:1 September 2013
Field No.:2219 voucher specimen Field No.:2219 voucher specimen
   
Korthalsella papuana Korthalsella papuana
Description:Whole plant showing haustorium Description:Flowers
Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Mt Baldy, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E GPS coordinates:17°18.299S 145°23.841E
Host plant: Syzygium australe Host plant: Syzygium australe
Date:1 September 2013 Date:2 January 2012
Field No.:2219 voucher specimen Field No.:1007
   
Korthalsella papuana
 
Description:Flower spikes and leaf upper surface.  
Location:Mt Baldy, North Queensland  
GPS coordinates:N/A  
Host plant: Syzygium sp  
This picture is reproduced with the permission of  the late John Beasley, who led us to these rare plants.
     
 

References (accessed 30 September 2017):

Barlow, B.A. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1984) Viscaceae.
Flora of Australia 22: 140-144

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

 

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