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Viscum articulatum Burm.f.
Square-stemmed Mistletoe
Usually epiparasitic on Loranthaceae
but also identified on Santalaceae.The separate male and female flowers are 1-2 mm across.

   Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Plant
  Location: Fong On Bay, Danbulla Drive, Tinaroo,North Queensland Location: Kennedy Highway,Petford,North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1709.311S 145 35.356E GPS coordinates:17˚16.361S 144˚59.016E
  Host  plant:Amyema glabra  on rainforest sp Host  plant:Dendrophthoe homoplastica on Eucalyptus creba
Date of photo:22 February 2009 Date of photo:25 January 2009
  Field No.:421B Field No.:U679
     
  Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Fruits Description:Fruits
  Location: Umagico Campground, North Queensland Location: Tolga, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:10˚ 53.159S 142˚ 20.8E GPS coordinates:17˚13.364S 145˚28.850E
  Host  plant:Amyema villiflora Host  plant:Dendrophthoe curvata on Jacaranda tree
  Date of photo:13 July 2010 Date of photo:16 August 2009
  Field No.:U677 Field No.:U678
     
  Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Whole plants and host Description:Whole plants and host
  Location: Track from Mt Lewis to Mt Carbine, North Queensland Location: Chillagoe, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16 35.910S 145 15.860E GPS coordinates:1710.703S 14430.200E
  Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum Host  plant:Amyema biniflora on Corymbia erythrophloia
  Date of photo:7 September 2008 Date of photo:24 October 2009
Field No.:307 Field No.:559A
     
  Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Female flower
  Location: Dimbulah to Thornborough, North Queensland Location: Dimbulah to Thornborough, North Queensland
  GPS Coordinates:1700.779S 14501.979E GPS Coordinates:1700.779S 14501.979E
  Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum
  Date of photo:15 March 2015 Date of photo:15 March 2015
  Field No.:3031 Field No.:3031
     
  Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Female flower - side view Description:Male flower
  Location: Dimbulah to Thornborough, North Queensland Location: Dimbulah to Thornborough, North Queensland
  GPS Coordinates:1700.779S 14501.979E GPS Coordinates:1700.779S 14501.979E
  Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum Host  plant:Santalum lanceolatum
  Date of photo:15 March 2015 Date of photo:15 March 2015
  Field No.:3031 Field No.:3031
     
     
  Viscum articulatum Viscum articulatum
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Plant on host
  Location:Lake St, North Cairns, North Queensland Location:Lake St, North Cairns, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.0984S, 145°45.5556E GPS coordinates:16˚54.0984S, 145°45.5556E
  Host  plant:Dendrophthoe curvata (FN 3674) on street tree (FN 3675) Host  plant:Dendrophthoe curvata (FN 3674) on street tree (FN 3675)
  Date of photo:8 November 2015 Date of photo:8 November 2015
  Field No.:3673 voucher specimen Field No.:3673 voucher specimen
     
     
                            

References (accessed 28 May 2017):
   
Barlow, B.A., (1984) in George A.S. (ed), Viscaceae.
Flora of Australia 22: 132-137


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