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Other ShrubLissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata

1 Peach Heath at Pine Island to Point Hut

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Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018

Identification history

Other Shrub Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata 11 Aug 2018 michaelb5.9K
Other Shrub Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata 10 Aug 2018 michaelb5.9K
Unidentified 24 Jul 2018 michaelb5.9K

Author's notes

On the east side of the Murrumbidgee River, south of Pine Island.

15 comments

michaelb5.9K wrote:
   26 Jul 2018
This plant looked like Lissanthe strigosa to me until I noticed the unusual fruits which I've never seen before.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
The older fruits were quite woody.
Mike2.3K wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
Could the fruits be galls?
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
At first I thought they might be galls but changed my mind - there are quite consistent and progressive shapes.
Illilanga638 wrote:
   2 Aug 2018
I've been looking at my "heath" photos (still sorting to upload) and I have some with similar shapes at the end of the flowering season, as the flowers brown off. Mine aren't quite so "ball" like, still have the petals intact and it's not the same species based on the leaves but certainly similar.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   2 Aug 2018
Thanks, any lead would be of value.
rainer wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
I’m confident in saying that these are not fruits. Lissanthe strigosa is commonly called Peach Heath for its peach-like fruits. They are about 3 mm in diameter but have a coloration like an unripened peach. Most tellingly, however, the fruit is covered by a downy bloom, just like the bloom that covers a peach. What we have in this photo is most likely some sort of insect-mediated damage, possibly a gall-like process.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
Rainer.. I know what Lissanthe strigosa fruits look like, hence my hesitation. I will suggest it for the ID.
BettyDonWood756 wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
I suspect it is a viral infection rather than galls.
rainer wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
Betty and Don, it could be virus. One way to retell would be to cut one of the swellings open. A gall would have larvae.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   11 Aug 2018
I'm not that keen to go back and scramble over the boulders to find the specimen to check whether it is a virus or gall.
rainer wrote:
   11 Aug 2018
I’d suggest an entomologist may help here. Try Kim Pullen or Roger Farrow. However, foliage and habitat a good fit for Lissanthe strigosa.
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   12 Aug 2018
It had occurred to me to ask Roger or Kim, but Betty's assessment that it is a virus seems very likely. So I would rather not bother them with this question.
rainer wrote:
   12 Aug 2018
Viruses too are usually, if not very often, transmitted to plants by sucking insects such as aphids, leafhoppers and other buds (Order Hemiptera).
michaelb5.9K wrote:
   14 Aug 2018
See the following sighting:
Unidentified on 17 Jul 2018

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Nearby sightings

Grevillea lanigera at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Pleurosorus rutifolius at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Riccia cartilaginosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Pleurosorus rutifolius at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Callococcus acaciae at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Veronica perfoliata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Melaleuca parvistaminea at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Leucopogon attenuatus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Callitris endlicheri at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Taxeotis intextata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Dec 2017 Diphlebia nymphoides at Pine Island to Point Hut - 29 Oct 2017 Mictis profana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 29 Oct 2017 Dichromodes atrosignata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Oct 2017 Daviesia mimosoides at Pine Island to Point Hut - 15 Oct 2017 Myrmecia nigriceps at Pine Island to Point Hut - 23 Feb 2017 Cymbopogon refractus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017 Bursaria spinosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017 Eupoecila australasiae at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017 Chenopodium album at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Schoenoplectus validus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Persicaria hydropiper  at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Calytrix tetragona at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Veronica perfoliata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Portulaca oleracea at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Pelargonium australe at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Crassula sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015 Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014 Correa reflexa var. reflexa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014 Bulbine glauca at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014 Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014 Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014 Hakea microcarpa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014 Stackhousia monogyna at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014 Stackhousia monogyna at Pine Island to Point Hut - 26 Sep 2014 Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007 Aristida ramosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007 Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007 Poa sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007 Lachnagrostis filiformis at Pine Island to Point Hut - 23 Nov 2006 Wahlenbergia luteola at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Nov 2006 Pelargonium australe at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 Mar 2004
Grevillea lanigera at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Pleurosorus rutifolius at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Riccia cartilaginosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Pleurosorus rutifolius at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Callococcus acaciae at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Veronica perfoliata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Melaleuca parvistaminea at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Leucopogon attenuatus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Callitris endlicheri at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Taxeotis intextata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Dec 2017
Diphlebia nymphoides at Pine Island to Point Hut - 29 Oct 2017
Mictis profana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 29 Oct 2017
Dichromodes atrosignata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Oct 2017
Daviesia mimosoides at Pine Island to Point Hut - 15 Oct 2017
Myrmecia nigriceps at Pine Island to Point Hut - 23 Feb 2017
Cymbopogon refractus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017
Bursaria spinosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017
Eupoecila australasiae at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor at Pine Island to Point Hut - 12 Jan 2017
Chenopodium album at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Schoenoplectus validus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Persicaria hydropiper  at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Calytrix tetragona at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Veronica perfoliata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Portulaca oleracea at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Pelargonium australe at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Crassula sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2015
Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014
Correa reflexa var. reflexa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014
Bulbine glauca at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014
Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Nov 2014
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014
Hakea microcarpa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014
Stackhousia monogyna at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014
Stackhousia monogyna at Pine Island to Point Hut - 26 Sep 2014
Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007
Aristida ramosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007
Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007
Poa sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007
Lachnagrostis filiformis at Pine Island to Point Hut - 23 Nov 2006
Wahlenbergia luteola at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Nov 2006
Pelargonium australe at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 Mar 2004

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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