Viscum menyharthii Engl. & Schinz

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Viscum menyharthii

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Buhera

Viscum menyharthii

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Buhera

Viscum menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Viscum menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Viscum menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Viscum menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

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Synonyms: Viscum matabelense Engl.
Viscum subcylindricum Weim.
Viscum verrucosum sensu Gibbs
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Leafless, pendulous, parasitic shrubs with round stems, 0.5-1 m. Internodes of distal branches long and rounded. Bracteal cups and flowers of both sexes sessile. Flowers unisexual on different plants. Male flowers in triads mostly 4-6 per node, but up to 10 on terminal nodes. Female flowers borne singly, 2-4 per node. Berries sessile, orange, ovoid, tuberculate when young to almost smooth when mature.
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Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, wooded grassland and riverine fringes, growing mostly on Ficus, occasionally on Combretum and Syzygium.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1550 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 September 2014
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Flora of Malawi: Viscum menyharthii
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Flora of Zambia: Viscum menyharthii

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Viscum menyharthii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Viscum menyharthii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Viscum menyharthii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Viscum menyharthii
Ispot Southern Africa : Viscum menyharthii
JSTOR Plant Science: Viscum menyharthii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Viscum menyharthii
Tropicos: Viscum menyharthii
West African Plants database: Viscum menyharthii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Viscum menyharthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121230, retrieved 29 May 2016

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