Harlequin Mistletoe
Structure
Ellura
Harlequin Mistletoe
New Leaves
 
    
Harlequin Mistletoe (Lysiana exocarpi ssp exocarpi)Class: Plant (Plantae) -
Order: Santalales
Family: Mistletoe (Loranthaceae)
Species: Harlequin Mistletoe (Lysiana exocarpi ssp exocarpi)
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Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Mar-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)