Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
    
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 23.   3 native species listed, with 3 from Ellura
Plant (Plantae) -
SantalalesMistletoe
Loranthaceae
Box Mistletoe
Amyema miquelii
LC
ema
Other Common NameStalked Mistletoe

Many people believe mistletoe to be a pest. However, in the wild they are as much a part of the natural order as any other species. Similarly they don't kill trees in the wild. If on the other hand, there aren't enough host trees, due to man's clearing, there can be situations where trees are targeted by birds and so die.
Is this the fault of the mistletoe? We think not. If you are concerned about this, the solution is simple; plant more trees, don't kill the mistletoe.
Whole Parasite
Structure
Bud Cluster -EXTRA-
Flower & Leaf
Fruits Forming
SantalalesMistletoe
Loranthaceae
Wire-leaf Mistletoe
Amyema preissii
LC
em
Other Common NameLong-leaf Mistletoe

Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species
 
Whole, in Spinebush
Structure
Leaf
Bud
Flower
SantalalesMistletoe
Loranthaceae
Harlequin Mistletoe
Lysiana exocarpi ssp exocarpi
LC
em
Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species

Our example is parasiting off a Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla.
A beautiful flower which is generally upright. All mistletoes we've seen to date have the flower hang.
The flowers are a rich mix of rusty green base, with bright fire-engine red tube, capped off with pale green / yellow petals.
In Host
Structure
Join to Host
New Leaves
Old Leaves
New Bud
Size of New Buds
Bud almost opening & size
New Flower, whole
New Flower, close up
Mature Flower
Flower Aging & Size
Flower Dying

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