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Viscum whitei Blakely
Viscum whitei Blakely subsp. whitei
Found around the Irvinebank, Stannary Hills area where the type specimen was identified in 1909. Epiparasitic.The plants seem to disappear and new plants grow nearby.Also identified on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland and near Greenvale.

 
Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description:Plant   Description:Whole plant
  Location:  Irvinebank, North Queensland   Location: Stannary Hills, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1725.585S 14511.461E   GPS coordinates:17 18.492S 145 13.993E
  Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Eucalyptus sp with Viscum articulatum   Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Corymbia leichhardtii
  Date of photo:20 June 2010   Date of photo:25 April 2009
  Field No.:701   Growing with Viscum articulatum
      Field No.:462
       
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description:Flowers and Leaves   Description:Whole-plant
  Location:Watsonville, North Queensland   Location:Watsonville, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17 22.9590S 145 22.7120E   GPS coordinates:17 22.9590S 145 22.7120E
  Host  plant:Amyema bifurcata on Eucalyptus sp   Host  plant:Amyema bifurcata on Eucalyptus sp
  Date of photo:25 April 2009   Date of photo:25 April 2009
  Field No.:454A   Field No.:454A
  2011 - this plant has since died    
       
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
` Description: Plant   Description: Fruits
  Location:  Irvinebank, North Queensland   Location: Mt Misery, Irvinebank to Silver Valley,North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:N/A   GPS coordinates:1734.5294S 14515.0922E
  Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Eucalyptus sp with Viscum articulatum   Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Eucalyptus sp
  Date of photo:20 June 2010   Date of photo:28 August 2009
  Field No.:701   Field No.:547A
       
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description: Plant   Description: Flowers and leaves
  Location: Lynd Junction, North Queensland   Location: Lynd Junction, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1837.772S 14444.135E   GPS coordinates:1837.772S 14444.135E
  Host  plant: Amyema bifurcata on  Corymbia dallachiana   Host  plant: Amyema bifurcata on  Corymbia dallachiana
  Date of photo:23 August 2012   Date of photo:3 August 2012
  Field No.:1610 voucher specimen   Field No.:1610 voucher specimen
       
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description: Flower detail   Description: Flowers
  Location: Lynd Junction, North Queensland   Location: Lynd Junction, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1837.772S 14444.135E   GPS coordinates:1837.772S 14444.135E
  Host  plant: Amyema bifurcata  on  Corymbia dallachiana   Host  plant: Amyema bifurcata on  Corymbia dallachiana
  Date of photo:23 August 2012   Date of photo:23 August 2012
  Field No.:1610 voucher specimen   Field No.:1610 voucher specimen
       
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description: Plant on mistletoe host   Description: Flowers and leaves
  Location: Lynd Junction, North Queensland   Location:  Darling Downs, Southern Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1837.772S 14444.135E   GPS coordinates:2653.988S 15033.343E
  Host  plant: Amyema bifurcata (FN.:1611) on  Corymbia dallachiana (FN.:1612)   Host  plant: Amyema pendula on Eucalyptus sp
  Date of photo:23 August 2012   Date of photo:8 December 2012
  Field No.:1610 voucher specimen   Field No.:1731
       
 
  Viscum whitei subsp whitei   Viscum whitei subsp whitei
   
  Description: Plant   Description: Plant
  Location:  Irvinebank to Mt Misery, North Queensland   Location:  Irvinebank to Mt Misery, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1726.9180S 14512.9500E   GPS coordinates:1726.9180S 14512.9500E
  Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Eucalyptus sp   Host  plant:Dendrophthoe sp  on Eucalyptus sp
  Date of photo:9 April 2015   Date of photo:9 April 2015
  Field No.:3109   Field No.:3109
       

References (accessed 28 May 2017):

http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2405

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

 

 

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