An Australian Government Initiative [logo]
Mistletoes in Australia - information about Australia's flora
ANBG logo
Home > Gardens | CANBR > Plant Information > Plant Groups > Mistletoes > Checklist

Checklist of Australian mistletoes with host genera

 

Photo
flower

Photo
fruit

Photo
plant

Recorded host genera ( * = non-native host genera)
Based largely on Downey, P. (1998) see reference at end of page.
Where one host genus predominates in the records it is listed in bold.
For epiparasites (mistletoe on mistletoe) the record is in bold-red.

LORANTHACEAE

     

 

Amyema benthamii (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Aidia, Atalaya, Banksia, Brachychiton, Buchanania, Callitris, Carissa, Croton, Cryptocarya, Denhamia, Eucalyptus, Ficus, Gardenia, Grevillea, Grewia, Hakea, Lumnitzera, Lysiana, Lysiphyllum, Mallotus, Mallotus, Marsdenia, Nerium*, Owenia, Petalostigma, Planchonella, Terminalia

Amyema bifurcata (Bentham) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acacia, Angophora, Eucalyptus, Nitraria

Amyema biniflora Barlow

click to see photo
   

Eucalyptus

Amyema cambagei (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Callitris, Casuarina, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca

Amyema congener (Sieber ex Schultes & J.H.Schultes) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Acmena, Acradenia, Acronychia, Allocasuarina, Alphitonia, Amyema, Astrotricha, Backhousia, Banksia, Callistemon, Canthium, Capparis, Cassine, Casuarina, Celtis*, Ceriops, Citrus*, Crataegus*, Croton, Cupaniopsis, Dendrophthoe, Elaeodendron, Eremophila, Erythrox, Eucalyptus, Excoecaria, Exocarpos, Flindersia, Geijera, Illicium, Lagerstroemia*, Leptospermum, Lophostemon, Lumnitzera, Mallotus, Melaleuca, Melia, Muellerina, Nerium*, Notelaea, Parsonsia, Petalostigma, Pimelea, Planchonella, Pongamia*, Pouteria, Prunus*, Pyrus*, Quercus, Randia, Salix*, Santalum, Senna, Terminalia

Amyema conspicua (F.M.Bailey) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acacia, Alectryon, Allocasuarina, Alphitonia, Alyxia, Bauhinia, Boehmeria, Callistemon, Capparis, Casuarina, Citrus*, Croton, Erythroxylum, Excoecaria, Gardenia, Grevillea, Lysiphyllum, Melaleuca, Pemphis, Petalostigma, Pouteria, Psidium*, Terminalia, Thespesia, Turraea, Xylocarpus

Amyema dolichopoda Barlow

     

Acacia, Lumnitzera, Owenia

Amyema eburna (Barlow) Barlow

     

Eucalyptus

Amyema fitzgeraldii (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia

Amyema friesiana (K.Schumann) Danser

     

Wide range of rainforest hosts

Amyema gaudichaudii (DC.) Tieghem

     

Acacia, Callistemon, Melaleuca

Amyema gibberula (Tate) Danser

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Hakea

Amyema glabra (Domin) Danser

click to see photo
   

Alphitonia, Callistemon, Citrus*, Commersonia, Guioa, Pipturus

Amyema haematodes (Schwarz) Danser

     

Barringtonia, Ficus, Mallotus, Pouteria

Amyema herbertiana Barlow

     

Melaleuca

Amyema hilliana (Blakely) Danser

     

Acacia, Cassia

Amyema linophylla (Fenzl) Tieghem

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Casuarina, Eremophila

Amyema lucasii (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
   

Capparis, Eremocitrus, Flindersia, Geijera, Grevillea

Amyema mackayensis (Blakely) Danser

   
click to see photo

Aegiceras, Avicennia, Camptostemon, Ceriops, Excoecaria, Lumnitzera, Mallotus, Melaleuca , Pouteria, Rhizophora, Thespesia

Amyema maidenii (Blakely) Barlow

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Atalaya, Bauhinia, Carissa, Cassia, Casuarina, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Lysiana, Myoporum

Amyema melaleucae (Lehmann ex Miquel) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Casuarina, Exocarpos, Melaleuca, Myoporum, Pittosporum

Amyema microphylla Barlow

     

Melaleuca

Amyema miquelii (Lehmann ex Miquel) Tieghem

click to see photo

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Amyema , Angophora, Brachychiton, Callitris, Canthium, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Melaleuca, Muellerina, Petalostigma, Planchonia

Amyema miraculosa (Miquel) Tieghem

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Alectryon, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Anthocercis, Callitris, Canthium, Casuarina, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Geijera, Melaleuca, Myoporum, Pittosporum, Santalum, Syncarpia, Ventilago

Amyema nestor (S.Moore) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Eremophila

Amyema pendula (Sieber ex Sprengel) Tieghem

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Angophora, Casuarina, Crataegus*, Eucalyptus, Muellerina, Siphonodon

Amyema plicatula (Krause) Danser

     

Dysoxylum

Amyema preissii (Miquel) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Alectryon, Calytrix, Cassia, Casuarina, Chamaecytisus*, Cytisus*, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Geijera , Grevillea, Hakea, Lysiana, Melaleuca , Santalum, Senna, Templetonia, Virgilia

Amyema pyriformis Barlow

     

Eucalyptus

Amyema quandang (Lindley) Tieghem

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Alectryon, Bauhinia, Callitris, Carissa , Casuarina, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Flindersia, Geijera, Hakea, Mallotus, Melaleuca, Myoporum, Owenia

Amyema quaternifolia Barlow

click to see photo
   

No recorded host species

Amyema queenslandica (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acronychia, Alphitonia, Canarium, Cryptocarya, Dysoxylum, Ficus, Grevillea, Pinus, Sloanea, Syncarpia

Amyema sanguinea (F.Mueller) Danser

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Eucalyptus, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Timonius

Amyema seemeniana (K.Schumann) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

No recorded host species

Amyema subcapitata Barlow

     

No recorded host species

Amyema thalassia Barlow

     

Avicennia, Camptostemon, Excoecaria

Amyema tridactyla Barlow

     

Asteromyrtus, Baeckea, Calytrix, Melaleuca, Regelia

Amyema villiflora (Domin) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo

 
click to see photo

Acacia, Aidia, Alectryon, Barringtonia, Carissa, Casuarina, Croton, Dendrophthoe, Drypetes, Erythroxylum, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Ficus, Flindersia, Gardenia, Lumnitzera, Lysiphyllum, Petalostigma, Planchonella, Pouteria , Premna, Terminalia, Thespesia, Wrightia

Amyema whitei (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
   

Acronychia, Idiospermum, Macaranga, Musgravea, Planchonella, Synima

Amylotheca dictyophleba (F.Mueller) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo

click to see photo
 

Abrophyllum, Acacia, Acmena, Acronychia, Alphitonia, Anthocarapa, Aphananthe, Austromyrtus, Backhousia, Beilschmiedia, Casuarina, Chrysophyllum, Cinnamomum, Connarus, Cryptocarya, Cupaniopsis, Diospyros, Doryphora, Drypetes, Dysoxylum, Elaeocarpus, Endiandra, Endiandra, Eugenia, Eupomatia, Exocarpos, Ficus, Garcinia, Grevillea , Jacaranda*, Jagera, Leucopogon, Lophostemon, Macaranga, Mallotus, Petrea, Pipturus, Pittosporum, Planchonella, Polyalthia, Polyosma , Pseudomorus, Psychotria, Rapanea, Rhodamnia, Rhodomyrtus, Scolopia, Syzygium

Amylotheca subumbellata Barlow

     

Archirhodomyrtus, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Pittosporum, Rhodomyrtus

Atkinsonia ligustrina (Cunningham ex Lindley) F.Mueller

       

Benthamina alyxifolia (F.Mueller ex Bentham) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Acmena, Allocasuarina, Anthocarapa, Aphananthe, Austromyrtus, Backhousia, Callistemon, Casuarina, Cupaniopsis, Daphnandra, Doryphora, Duboisia , Dysoxylum, Ehretia, Endiandra, Eugenia, Eugenia, Ficus, Guioa , Lophostemon, Macadamia, Pseudomorus , Rapanea, Rhodamnia, Rhodomyrtus, Syzygium

Cecarria obtusifolia (Merrill) Barlow

click to see photo
   

Xanthostemon

Dactyliophora novaeguineae (Bailey) Danser

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Mallotus

Decaisnina angustata (Barlow) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo
   

Banksia, Barringtonia, Buchanania, Denhamia, Derris, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Ficus, Lophostemon, Maranthes, Melaleuca, Owenia, Planchonia, Pouteria, Syzygium, Terminalia , Timonius, Tristania

Decaisnina biangulata (W.Fitzgerald) Barlow

     

Lophostemon, Syzygium, Terminalia, Tristania

Decaisnina brittenii (Blakely) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Alphitonia, Alstonia, Barringtonia, Buchanania, Eucalyptus, Euroschinus, Ficus, Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Parinari, Planchonia, Syzygium, Terminalia , Tristania

Decaisnina congesta Barlow

click to see photo
   

Alstonia, Morus

Decaisnina hollrungii (K.Schumann) Barlow

click to see photo
   

Planchonia

Decaisnina signata (F.Mueller ex Bentham) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Buchanania, Alstonia, Nerium*, Asclepias, Parinari, Terminalia, Antidesma, Excoecaria, Mallotus, Petalostigma , Barringtonia, Planchonia, Amyema, Mimosa*, Ficus, Morus, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Syzygium, Tristania, Xanthostemon, Banksia, Coelospermum, Ixora, Timonius

Decaisnina triflora (Spanoghe) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Alphitonia, Asclepias, Buchanania, Calophyllum, Carallia, Casuarina, Cryptocarya, Dillena, Diospyros, Elaeocarpus, Ervatamia, Ficus , Glochidion, Ixora, Litsea, Lophostemon, Maranthes, Myristica, Planchonia, Pouteria, Psydrax, Semecarpus, Syzygium, Terminalia, Timonius, Wikstroemia

Dendrophthoe acacioides (Cunningham ex Bentham) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Adansonia, Ailanthus, Blepharocarya, Brachychiton, Capparis, Cochlospermum, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Grevillea, Melaleuca, Metrosideros, Sterculia, Syzygium, Terminalia, Ventilago

Dendrophthoe curvata (Blume) Miquel

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acacia, Acmena, Acronychia, Alphitonia, Angophora, Annona, Archidendron, Bauhinia, Callistemon, Casuarina, Cerbera, Citrus*, Cryptocarya, Eucalyptus, Ficus, Flindersia, Glochidion, Jacaranda*, Lantana*, Lomatia , Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Melia, Muellerina, Platanus*, Pleiogynium, Syzygium

Dendrophthoe glabrescens (Blakely) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acacia , Adansonia, Allocasuarina, Amyema , Angophora, Atalaya, Barringtonia, Brachychiton, Callistemon, Canarium, Casuarina, Chamaecytisus*, Commersonia, Cupaniopsis, Diospyros, Dodonaea, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Excoecaria, Ficus , Flueggia, Grevillea, Lophostemon, Magnolia*, Mallotus, Melaleuca, Melastoma, Neofabricia , Nerium*, Parinari, Pavetta, Quercus*, Rhizophora, Schinus*, Sterculia, Tephrosia, Terminalia, Tristania, Welchiodendron

Dendrophthoe homoplastica (Blakely) Danser

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Acacia, Buchanania, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Terminalia, Tristania

Dendrophthoe odontocalyx (Bentham) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Allosyncarpia, Buchanania, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Grevillea, Hakea, Lagerstroemia*, Melaleuca, Persoonia, Syzygium, Terminalia, Xanthostemon

Dendrophthoe vitellina (F.Mueller) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Angophora, Annona, Barringtonia, Brachychiton, Bursaria, Callistemon, Calophyllum, Canarium, Casuarina, Chamaecytisus*, Citrus*, Crataegus*, Cryptocarya, Cydonia*, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Euodia, Excoecaria, Exocarpos, Grevillea, Hakea, Hibiscus, Kunzea, Lagerstroemia, Leptospermum, Lophostemon, Magnolia*, Malus*, Melaleuca, Melia, Mischocarpus, Muellerina, Nerium*, Persoonia, Pinus*, Pithecellobium, Populus*, Psidium, Pyrus*, Rapanea, Salix*, Schinus*, Symplocos, Tristania, Zygogynum

Diplatia furcata Barlow

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Alectryon, Asteromyrtus, Baeckea, Callistemon, Canthium, Dendrophthoe, Eucalyptus, Flindersia, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Neofabricia, Thryptomene

Diplatia grandibractea (F.Mueller) Tieghem

     

Amyema, Atalaya, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca,

Diplatia tomentosa Barlow

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Melaleuca

Ileostylus micranthus (Hook.f.) Tieghem

       

Lysiana casuarinae (Miquel) Tieghem

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Alectryon, Allocasuarina, Alyxia, Cassia, Casuarina , Eremophila, Exocarpos, Hakea, Melaleuca, Pittosporum, Santalum

Lysiana exocarpi (Behr) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Alectryon, Allocasuarina, Alyxia, Amyema, Apophyllum, Atalaya, Bauhinia, Bursaria, Capparis, Cassia, Casuarina, Ceanothus, Chamaecytisus*, Chenopodium , Citrus*, Dodonaea, Eremocitrus, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Ficus, Geijera, Grevillea, Hakea, Jasminum*, Lagunaria, Lysiphyllum, Maclura, Melaleuca, Muehlenbeckia, Myoporum, Nerium*, Nicotiana, Nitraria, Olea*, Owenia, Pittosporum, Prosopis, Quercus*, Santalum, Senna, Templetonia

Lysiana filifolia Barlow

     

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Casuarina

Lysiana linearifolia Tieghem

     

Acacia, Amyema, Apophyllum, Bauhinia, Capparis, Cassia, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Flindersia, Grevillea, Nerium*, Pittosporum, Santalum

Lysiana maritima (Barlow) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Capparis, Casuarina, Ceriops, Excoecaria, Myoporum, Premna, Rhizophora

Lysiana murrayi (F.Mueller & Tate) Tieghem

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Cassia, Casuarina, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Gossypium, Melaleuca, Muehlenbeckia, Pittosporum

Lysiana spathulata (Blakely) Barlow

click to see photo

click to see photo

click to see photo

click to see photo

 

Acacia, Adansonia, Alectryon, Alphitonia, Amyema, Atalaya, Bauhinia, Boehmeria, Buchanania, Callitris, Capparis, Cassia, Dendrophthoe, Dodonaea, Eremophila, Erythrophloeum, Eucalyptus, Excoecaria, Ficus, Flueggia, Gardenia, Geijera, Grevillea, Hakea, Lagunaria, Lumnitzera, Lysiphyllum, Melaleuca, Micromelum, Nerium*, Owenia, Persoonia, Pittosporum , Pleiogynium, Santalum, Senna, Terminalia, Viscum

Lysiana subfalcata (Hooker) Barlow

click to see photo
   

Acacia, Alectryon, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Angophora, Apophyllum, Archidendropsis*, Atalaya, Azadirachta*, Bauhinia, Boehmeria, Bursaria, Canthium, Capparis, Cassia, Casuarina, Citrus*, Denhamia, Eremocitrus, Eremophila, Eucalyptus, Excoecaria, Exocarpos, Ficus, Flindersia, Gardenia, Geijera, Grevillea, Hakea, Lysicarpus, Lysiphyllum, Maytenus, Melaleuca, Muehlenbeckia, Nerium*, Nitraria, Petalostigma, Pittosporum, Pouteria, Psydrax, Rhizophora, Santalum, Senna, Thespesia

Muellerina bidwillii (Bentham) Barlow

click to see photo
   

Callitris, Chamaecytisus*

Muellerina celastroides (Sieber ex Schultes & J.H.Schultes) Tieghem

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

click to see photo

Acacia, Acmena, Acronychia, Acrotriche, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Angophora, Araucaria , Astrotricha, Banksia , Callistemon, Casuarina, Citrus*, Cryptocarya, Dendrophthoe, Eucalyptus, Exocarpos, Ficus, Hakea, Harpullia, Litsea, Macadamia, Magnolia*, Malus*, Melia, Muellerina, Nerium*, Persoonia, Photinia*, Platanus*, Prunus*, Pyrus*, Quercus*, Robinia*, Salix*, Schinus*, Syncarpia, Synoum, ,

Muellerina eucalyptoides (DC.) Barlow

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

click to see photo

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Angophora, Brachychiton, Callistemon, Callitris, Casuarina, Chamaecytisus*, Eucalyptus, Euonymus*, Exocarpos , Kunzea, Leptospermum, Lysiana, Magnolia*, Melaleuca, Melia , Muellerina, Photinia*, Platanus* , Prunus*, Quercus*, Schinus* , Ulmus*

Muellerina flexialabastra Downey & C.A.Wilson

       

Muellerina myrtifolia (Cunningham ex Bentham) Barlow

     

Allocasuarina, Croton, Kunzea, Notelaea, Pandorea

Nuytsia floribunda (Labillardiere) R.Brown

click to see photo
 
click to see photo
 

VISCACEAE

       

Korthalsella arthroclada Cranfield

       

Korthalsella breviarticulata (Tieghem) Danser

     

Alectryon, Citrus*, Croton , Geijera

Korthalsella disticha (Endl.) Engl.

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Citrus*, Nestegis*

Korthalsella emersa Barlow

     

Cryptocarya, Elaeodendron, Olea

Korthalsella grayi Barlow

click to see photo
click to see photo

No recorded host species

Korthalsella japonica (Thunberg) Engler

click to see photo
click to see photo

Acronychia, Acrotriche, Austromyrtus, Backhousia, Eugenia, Geijera, Polyosma, Rapanea , Rhodomyrtus

Korthalsella leucothrix Barlow

     

Acacia

Korthalsella papuana Danser

     

Acmena, Cinnamomum, Eugenia, Syzygium

Korthalsella rubra (Tieghem) Engler

   
click to see photo

Acmena, Alyxia, Archirhodomyrtus, Callistemon, Capparis, Cassine, Cryptocarya, Diospyros, Doryphora, Elaeocarpus, Elaeodendron, Eremophila, Eugenia, Geijera, Lophostemon, Lycium , Melaleuca, Notelaea, Prunus*, Sloanea, Syzygium, Trochocarpa, Xanthophyllum

Notothixos cornifolius Oliver

click to see photo

click to see photo
 
click to see photo

Argyrodendron, Brachychiton, Francisodendron, Heritiera, Jagera, Zanthoxylum

Notothixos incanus (Hooker) Oliver

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Amyema, Callistemon, Melaleuca

Notothixos leiophyllus K.Schumann

click to see photo
click to see photo
 

Acronychia, Brombya, Canarium, Flindersia, Pullea, Syzygium, Toona

Notothixos subaureus Oliver

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

click to see photo

Acacia, Acronychia, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Amylotheca, Angophora, Brachychiton, Canarium, Casuarina, Cryptocarya, Dendrophthoe, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Litsea, Lophostemon, Lysiana, Melicope, Muellerina, Notothixos, Syncarpia, Viscum

Viscum articulatum Burmann.f.

click to see photo

click to see photo
click to see photo
click to see photo

Acacia, Allocasuarina, Amyema, Amylotheca, Angophora, Buchanania, Casuarina, Citrus*, Decaisnina, Dendrophthoe, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Exocarpos, Lophostemon, Lysiana, Melaleuca, Notothixos, Parinari, Syzygium

Viscum bancroftii Blakely

     

Casuarina, Amyema

Viscum ovalifolium DC.

 
click to see photo

click to see photo
 

Celtis*, Croton, Ficus, Grewia, Ichnocarpus

Viscum whitei Blakely

     

Amyema, Buchanania, Decaisnina, Dendrophthoe, Eucalyptus, Terminalia

References

The list is drawn from the Australian Plant Census, November 2007, www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html

Data on genera of host plants is largely drawn from this paper which lists species of hosts as recorded on herbarium specimens. Many of these are un-vouchered and may include dubious identifications:

Downey, Paul O. (1998) 'An inventory of host species for each aerial mistletoe species (Loranthaceae and Viscaceae) in Australia' Cunninghamia 5(3) pp.685-720.

 



Prepared by Murray Fagg, updated 29 August, 2012 by webmaster, ANBG (anbg-info@anbg.gov.au)