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Notothixos incanus  (Hook.) Oliv.
Downy Mistletoe
In North Queensland this plant grows in an isolated area north of Cooktown. It was growing with Amyema herbertiana on Melaleuca foliolosa. It also grows in southern Queensland and the plant below is in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.


  Notothixos incanus Notothixos incanus
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Plant on host
  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates:14º50.8392S, 145º01.6488E GPS coordinates:14º50.8392S, 145º01.6488E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa (FN:3875) Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa (FN:3875)
  Date of photo:30 January 2016 Date of photo:30 January 2016
  Field No.:3874 voucher specimen Field No.:3874 voucher specimen
     
  Notothixos incanus Notothixos incanus
     
Description:Flowers and Leaves   Description:Immature fruit
Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 14º50.374S, 145º01.327E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
Date of photo:16 June 2013 Date of photo:31 December 2014
  Field No.:2179 voucher specimen Field No.:2962
  Growing with Amyema herbertiana  
 
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
  Description:Flowers and Leaves Description:Whole plant
Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 14º50.374S, 145º01.327E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
  Date of photo:16 June 2013 Date of photo:16 June 2013
  Field No.:2179  voucher specimen Field No,:2179 voucher specimen
     
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 14º50.374S, 145º01.327E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
  Date of photo:16 June 2013 Date of photo:16 June 2013
  Field No.:2179  voucher specimen Field No,:2179 voucher specimen
     
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
 
  Description:Female flower Description:Male flower
  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 14º50.374S, 145º01.328E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
  Date of photo:31 December 2014 Date of photo:31 December 2014
  Field No.:2962 Field No.:2962
     
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Flowers
  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates: 14º50.374S, 145º01.328E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
  Date of photo:31 December 2014 Date of photo:31 December 2014
  Field No.:2962 Field No.:2962
     
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
 
  Description:Flowers and fruit Description:Fruit and leaves
  Location: Cabbage Tree Creek, Bridgeman Downs,  Queensland  Location: Cabbage Tree Creek, Bridgeman Downs,  Queensland 
  GPS coordinates:27˚22.1616S, 152°59.7732E GPS coordinates:27˚22.1616S, 152°59.7732E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca sp (FN:5753) Host  plant:Melaleuca sp (FN:5753)
  Date of photo:12 November 2016 Date of photo:12 November 2016
  Field No.:5752 Field No.:5752
     
  Notothixos  incanus Notothixos  incanus
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location: Cabbage Tree Creek, Bridgeman Downs,  Queensland  Location: Starcke via Cooktown, North Queensland 
  GPS coordinates:27˚22.1616S, 152°59.7732E GPS coordinates:14º50.377S, 145º01.328E
  Host  plant:Melaleuca sp (FN:5753) Host  plant:Melaleuca foliolosa
  Date of photo:12 November 2016 Date of photo:31st December 2014
  Field No.:5752 Field No.:2962
     

 

References (accessed 2 December 2016):

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

Barlow, B.A., (1984) in George A.S. (ed), Viscaceae. Flora of Australia 22:137-140

Watson D.M.  (2011), Mistletoes of Southern Australia, CSIRO Publishing





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