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Lysiana exocarpi [Harlequin Mistletoe]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:22

Oldfield, D. 2015. Lysiana exocarpi (Behr) Tiegh. (Loranthaceae) Harlequin Mistletoe. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light.
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Maldon, Victoria, Australia
9 March 2015
Australian Native Parasitic Plant

Synonyms

Loranthus exocarpi Behr
Elytranthe exocarpi (Behr) Engl.

Comment
Lysiana exocarpi is endemic to Australia and widespread in all mainland states but absent from northern Australia. It is mainly hosted by Acacia (as in this case), Casuarina, Cassia and Eremophila species. It is the most well-known mistletoe among Indigenous people as a “bush tucker” plant.

Visible Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/180 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Lysiana_exocarpi_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO54445

Ultraviolet Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/180s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Lysiana_exocarpi_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO54447

Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, Nichia NCSU033A UV-LED with Baader UV-Pass Filter, 30.0 s @ f/11 ISO 200.
Attached Image: Lysiana_exocarpi_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO54449

Reference:
Watson, D.M. Mistletoes of Southern Australia, CSIRO Publishing, 2011, p. 82.


Published 14 March 2015

Edited by DaveO, 14 March 2015 - 04:23.


#2 colinbm

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 06:10

Good examples Dave
Col