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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Dendrophthoe vitellina     (F.Muell.) Tiegh.

This native epiphyte is commonly known as long-flowered mistletoe.

Dendrophthoe vitellina is described as a "dicot" in the Loranthaceae family.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

Distribution in Fraser Coast region limited to coastal locations and K'gari (Fraser Island). Host plants at Talegalla Weir Acacia disparrima, Eucalyptus racemosa, Lophostemon confertus and Lophostemon suaveolens. Host plants at Tinnanbar Acronychia imperforata, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Exocarpos cupressiformis and Melaleuca quinquenervia. Host plants at Tuan Forest Acacia disparrima, Acacia leiocalyx, Corymbia intermedia, Corymbia trachyphloia, Eucalyptus acmenoides, Eucalyptus bancroftii, Eucalyptus robusta, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Eucalyptus tindaliae, Lophostemon confertus and Melaleuca pachyphylla. 

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.

Reported at 8 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Beelbi Creek, Boonooroo Plains, Booral, Poona, Talegalla Weir, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest.

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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