Climber / MistletoeCassytha phaeolasia

Rusty Dodder-laurel or Devil's Twine at Nadgee, NSW

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Cassytha phaeolasia at Nadgee, NSW - 30 Nov 2016
Cassytha phaeolasia at Nadgee, NSW - 30 Nov 2016
Cassytha phaeolasia at Nadgee, NSW - 30 Nov 2016

Identification history

Climber / Mistletoe Cassytha phaeolasia 1 Dec 2016 BettyDonWood652
Climber / Mistletoe Cassytha phaeolasia 1 Dec 2016 JackieMiles1K

Author's notes

The AVH map has many records of this species south of the Vic border, but the NSW mob lump it in with C. pubescens. It looks distinctive to me. It was going crazy in burnt Melaleuca armillaris heath, growing mostly on Goodenia ovata, and a bit on Exocarpos strictus seedlings that had come up post-fire. When this site was visited in 2014, 20 months post-fire, there was no sign of it.

2 comments

BettyDonWood652 wrote:
   1 Dec 2016
Plantnet, as so often, is well behind on updating, in this case to include this species. It has been given a tick on APNI, and there is no notation tha NSW decided to go their own way.
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   2 Dec 2016
Good-oh. I think it might be more widespread on the SC than just the very far SE corner, as I've seen the same very robust and rusty looking thing at Meringo SE of Moruya, also very close to the sea (and crawling out onto the beach parasitising Spinifex on one of the Nadgee beaches). AVH has the odd record up as far as Sydney.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 30 Nov 2016 Recorded on
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