Bud almost opening & size
New Flower, close up
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Mistletoes|
|Species:||Harlequin Mistletoe (Lysiana exocarpi ssp exocarpi)|
|This Photo:||New Flower, whole|
Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
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.