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Climber / MistletoeAmyema cambagei

Sheoak Mistletoe at Woodstock Nature Reserve

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Amyema cambagei at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 5 Oct 2016
Amyema cambagei at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 5 Oct 2016

Identification history

Climber / Mistletoe Amyema cambagei 27 Nov 2016 BettyDonWood
Climber / Mistletoe Amyema cambagei 27 Nov 2016 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 27 Nov 2016 RyuCallaway

7 comments

   27 Nov 2016
if you want the tree identified as well, please upload a second sighting of the host tree, if possible. This should include a closeup of the branchlets with a measurement of the distance between the teeth on the branchlets. I presume this is a male tree with no nuts.
   27 Nov 2016
It seemed as though the tree was flowering. Is that not the case?
   27 Nov 2016
No. The male casuarinas and allocasuarins have yellowish to brown catkins at the ends of the branchlets. The females have short clusters of tiny red flowers (appearing like a single flower) along the branchlets.
   27 Nov 2016
Ok thanks Betty. I did not get very good photos of the actual tree so will leave that out. Not the sort of thing I would usually photograph, but a Yellow-faced Honeyeater apparently feeding on 'casurina flowers' drew my interest
   27 Nov 2016
I was really disconcerted the first time I saw this mistletoe. The leaves matched the host so perfectly.
SuziBond wrote:
   27 Nov 2016
Hi Ryu and Betty - thought I'd add that A. cambagei is the food plant for the beautiful Satin Azure in the ACT (which are flying at the moment!).
   27 Nov 2016
Thanks Suzi. Will keep an eye out

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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