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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 michaelb
Other Shrub Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata 10 Aug 2018 michaelb
Unidentified 24 Jul 2018 michaelb

Author's notes

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

16 comments

michaelb wrote:
   26 Jul 2018
This plant looked like Lissanthe strigosa to me until I noticed the unusual fruits which I've never seen before.
michaelb wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
The older fruits were quite woody.
Mike wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
Could the fruits be galls?
michaelb wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
At first I thought they might be galls but changed my mind - there are quite consistent and progressive shapes.
Illilanga 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.
michaelb 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.
michaelb wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
Rainer.. I know what Lissanthe strigosa fruits look like, hence my hesitation. I will suggest it for the ID.
   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.
michaelb 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.
michaelb 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).
michaelb wrote:
   24 Aug 2018
I had an unexpected meeting with Rainer Rehwinkel at the site. The plant was easier to find than I expected and he assured me these unusual growths were galls. See the following sighting:
Parasitic wasp (numerous families) Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) on 17 Jul 2018
We also noticed that other specimens of Lissanthe strigosa nearby had galls as well, but only one or a few, not the heavy infestation that this plant had. But it indicates that these galls are common in the local population at least.
rainer wrote:
   24 Aug 2018
It was conclusively a case of galls, because each of the swellings had a minute hole in its side, where an insect, possibly a wasp, had emerged following its larval and pupal stages spent within the swelling.

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Nearby Sightings

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Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 9 Nov 2018 Neolucia agricola at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018 Zanda funereus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018 Merops ornatus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018 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 Asperula ambleia at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018 Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) 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 Asperula ambleia 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 Asperula ambleia at Pine Island to Point Hut - 15 Oct 2017 Asperula ambleia 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 Bertya rosmarinifolia 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 Unidentified Potter wasp (Vespidae, Eumeninae) (TBC) 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 Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014 Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 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 Discaria pubescens 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 Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 24 May 2014 Aristida ramosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007 Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007 Poa sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007 Austrostipa densiflora 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
Bombyliidae sp. (family) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 9 Nov 2018
Neolucia agricola at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018
Zanda funereus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018
Merops ornatus at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Nov 2018
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
Asperula ambleia at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Jul 2018
Chalcidoidea sp. (superfamily) 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
Asperula ambleia 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
Asperula ambleia at Pine Island to Point Hut - 15 Oct 2017
Asperula ambleia 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
Bertya rosmarinifolia 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
Unidentified Potter wasp (Vespidae, Eumeninae) (TBC) 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
Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 2014
Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Oct 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
Discaria pubescens 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
Discaria pubescens at Pine Island to Point Hut - 24 May 2014
Aristida ramosa at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007
Austrostipa densiflora at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Feb 2007
Poa sieberiana at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Jan 2007
Austrostipa densiflora 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

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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