Mistletoes of Southern Australia
The definitive authority on all 46 species of mistletoe found in southern Australia.
This book represents the first thorough treatment of mistletoes in Australia. It summarises their evolutionary origin and global distribution, highlighting diversity patterns in Australasia, and describes the ecology and life history of mistletoes, detailing the variety of animals that depend on them for food and shelter. The book discusses the cultural significance of mistletoes, compares imported European beliefs with home-grown Indigenous lore and looks at the role of mistletoe in contemporary art, design and medicine. It also explores the management of mistletoes, noting those situations where mistletoe becomes too abundant and offering practical solutions to achieve a more balanced outcome. Finally, there is a guide to identifying mistletoes, including detailed species accounts for all 46 species found in southern Australia..
The mistletoes of subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
A comprehensive reference book and a field guide to all 46 species of mistletoe known to occur in subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It provides a detailed introduction to mistletoes, their biology and current information on the roles they play in various ecosystems. Each species is illustrated by colour photographs supported by detailed plant descriptions, information on habitat and host plants. It also provides details of the 24 butterfly and 3 moth species that use various mistletoes as hosts. This book will be a key reference for landowners, people working in the vegetation management industry, and people interested in the natural world.