Viscum rotundifolium L.f.

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Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

Viscum rotundifolium

Photo: Derek de la Harpe
NE of Gaborone

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Synonyms: Viscum glaucum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Viscum macowanii Engl.
Viscum thymifolium Presl
Viscum tricostatum E. Mey. ex Harv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leafy monoecious small shrubs < 0.5 m high, often forming rounded densely-branched clusters, pale green or glaucous. Leaves 8-12 × 4-8 mm, ± sessile, circular to elliptic-oblong, leathery, usually glaucous, usually minutely apiculate. Bracteal cups with peduncles at least 1 mm long. Perianth segments not persistent. Berries 4-5 mm high, ellipsoid, smooth, orange borne on short (1-2 mm) pedicels.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolium: round leaved
Habitat: On Acacia, Boscia and a wide variety of other hosts, even sometimes other mistletoes
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 April 2017
Literature:

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 365. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 83.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Viscaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 198 - 200. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 111.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Viscum rotundifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121240, retrieved 25 April 2017

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