Tiny but distinctive flower of the Golden Mistletoe, "Notothixos subaureas". Barry comments that this Mistletoe may be growing on another, such as the Variable Mistletoe, "Amyema congener" or the Sheoak Mistletoe, "Amyema cabbage", which in turn may be growing on the Black Sheoak, "Allocasuarina littoralis" or the Swamp Sheoak, "Casuarina glauca". Unlikely that Mistletoe grow on Mangroves per se. Tiny furry golden flowers, exquisite. Unfortunately the resolution with SmugMug downgrades the image quality from the original. Growing on a Black Sheoak, but I will reconfirm, at the Forks site. Has prophylls and cataphylls--explanation awaited. There are many (at least 90 according to ABC Science) Mistletoe in Australia (but for some reason not in Tasmania); this is the second we have seen in the Park but it is very likely there are more.They are air-born parasitic plants which feed off the sap of their hosts, thus are described as epiphytic, and hemiparasitic. Their seed has a sticky surface, germinates quickly, adheres to and penetrates the bark of the host to establish a connection with he xylem of the host. Requires the Mistletoe Bird for dissemination. Mistletoe also grows on gums and "Angohora sp.". Mistletoe are host-specific, for example the Sheoak Mistletoe (Amyema cabbage) attaches only to Casuarina. Tends to mimic appearance of host and has vivid colour flowers which are an attractant to birds and possums. Though disputed, may be a sign of healthy plant ecosystem. Desirable to have as many things in a diverse ecosystem that not only eat but also get eaten! We have become quite interested in these plants and are looking for more.