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Viscum ovalifolium  DC.
Identified in monsoon vine forest on Black Mountain near Cooktown,North Queensland.The fruit are warty when immature.

 
   Viscum ovalifolium Viscum ovalifolium
 
  Description:Whole plant Description:Flowers and warty developing fruit
  Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1539.001S 145 13.277E GPS coordinates:1539.001S 145 13.277E
  Host  plant:Ficus sp  Host  plant:Ficus sp 
  Date of photo:24 September 2011 Date of photo:24 September 2011
  Field No.:984A Field No.:984A
     
  Viscum ovalifolium Viscum ovalifolium
 
  Description:Mature fruit  and leaves Description:Warty fruit
  Location:Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1539.001S 145 13.277E GPS coordinates:1539.001S 145 13.277E
  Host  plant:Ficus sp  Host  plant:Ficus sp 
  Date of photo:24 September 2011 Date of photo:24 September 2011
  Field No.:984A Field No.:984A
     
  Viscum ovalifolium Viscum ovalifolium
 
  Description:Flower Description:Plant with host
  Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1538.999S 145 13.272E GPS coordinates:1538.999S 145 13.272E
  Host  plant:Ficus sp  Host  plant:Ficus sp 
  Date of photo:29 September 2012 Date of photo:29 September 2012
  Field No.:1623 Field No.:1623
     
  Viscum ovalifolium Viscum ovalifolium
 
  Description:Plant on host Description:Flower and fruit
  Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Black Mountain, Cooktown, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:1539.0060S 145 13.2744E GPS coordinates:1539.0060S 145 13.2744E
  Host  plant:Ficus sp  Host  plant:Ficus sp 
  Date of photo:31 January 2016 Date of photo:31 January 2016
  Field No.:3881 voucher specimen Field No.:3881 voucher specimen
     


References (accessed 28 May 2017):

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

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

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

 

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Viscum ovalifolium