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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Viscum articulatum     Burm.f.

This native epiphyte is commonly known as leafless mistletoe.

Viscum articulatum is described as a "dicot" in the Viscaceae 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.

An epiparasite which uses other mistletoe species as hosts, most commonly Notothixos ( At Tinnanbar and Talegalla Weir reported host Dendrophthoe vitellina, at Tuan Forest and Yengarie host Amyema congener subsp. congener, at Walliebum host Dendropthoe glabrescens and at Tuan Forest host Vitellina sp.. 

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 13 Fraser Coast localities: Gootchie, Island Plantation, Point Vernon, Poona, Sunshine Acres, Talegalla Weir, Tinana South, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest, Urangan, Walliebum, Walligan, Yengarie.

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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