Mistletoe family : LORANTHACEAE (ROSIDAE) in Australia

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
 
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
 
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Amyema bifurcata
Gum Mistletoe
Minden, March 2010
Photos: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amyema cambagei
Sheoak Mistletoe
Laidley, June 2009
Photos: courtesy of
Doug and Ruth Jessop,
and Martin Bennett

Amyema congener
Variable Mistletoe
Flagstone Creek, January 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amyema gaudichaudii
Paperbark Mistletoe
Kumbarilla, November 2011
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amyema linophylla
Buloke Mistletoe
Kogan, February 2011
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amyema lucasii
Yellow Mistletoe
Tallegalla, August 2010
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amyema maidenii
Green Mistletoe
Tibooburra, New South Wales
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Amyema miquelii
Box Mistletoe
Adelaide, January 2009

Amyema quandang
Grey Mistletoe
Condamine, May 2011
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Amylotheca dictyophleba
Scrub Mistletoe
Evelyn, May 2008
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Decaisnina signata
Signal Mistletoe
Photo: courtesy of
Craig Nieminski,
Darwin, Northern Territory

Dendrophthoe glabrescens
Bald Mistletoe
Bundaberg

Dendrophthoe vitellina
Long-flower Mistletoe
South Stradbroke Island
Photo: courtesy of
Todd Burrows

Lysiana exocarpi
Harlequin Mistletoe
Tibooburra, New South Wales
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens and
Martin Bennett

Lysiana subfalcata
Northern Mistletoe
Mitchell, June 2012
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Muellerina bidwillii
Cypress Mistletoe
Broadwater, November 2011
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Muellerina myrtifolia
Myrtle-leaf Mistletoe
The Head (Main Range), October 2009
Photo: courtesy of
Martin Bennett

Nuytsia floribunda
Western Australian Christmas Tree
Western Australia,
October 2007

The caterpillars of many Australian Butterflies feed on Mistletoes, including:


Ogyris abrota

Ogyris aenone

Ogyris amaryllis

Ogyris barnardi

Arhopala centaurus

Hypochrysops digglesii

Ogyris genoveva

Candalides gilberti

Ogyris ianthis

Ogyris iphis

Candalides margarita

Hypochrysops narcissus

Ogyris olane

Ogyris oroetes

Erysichton palmyra

Hypolycaena phorbas

Ogyris zosine

Delias aganippe

Delias argenthona

Delias aruna

Delias ennia

Delias harpalyce

Delias mysis

Delias nigrina

Delias nysa

and the caterpillars of many Australian Moths feed on Mistletoes, including:


Comocrus behri

Homodes bracteigutta

Genduara acedesta

Genduara subnotata

Euproctis edwardsii

Trigonoorda gavisalis

Austrocaligula engaea

Austrocaligula loranthi

Xylorycta heliomacula


Further reading:

John T. Moss & Ross Kendall,
The Mistletoes of Sub-tropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club, 2016.

David M. Watson,
Mistletoes of Southern Australia,
CSIRO, 2011.


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(updated 22 November 2013, 4 February 2016, 14 January 2018, 7 July 2019, 2 June 2020)