Viscum tuberculatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Viscum tuberculatum

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

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Synonyms: Viscum camporum Engl. & K. Krause
Viscum holstii Engl.
Viscum spragueanum Burtt Davy
Viscum stuhlmannii Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Densely branched, leafy parasitic shrub, up to 50 cm high. Leaves very variable, spathulate-oblanceolate to obovate-rotund, 15-40 mm long, sometimes 3-veined, base running down into a subpetiole; margin often yellowish or minutely whitish crenulate. Flowers in clusters of unisexual clusters of 1-3, sometimes with a central female flower subtended by 2 male flowers. Fruit sessile, ovoid, 5-6 mm high, densely tuberculate when young, orange and less tuberculate when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tuberculatum: tuberculate or warty, referring to the fruit.
Habitat: Found on Celastraceae, Combretum and Flacourtia in bushland, woodland and at the edges of drier evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Eastern half of Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa and from Rwanda to Angola and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 September 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 285.

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

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 199 - 201. (Includes a picture).


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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 tuberculatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121270, retrieved 29 May 2017

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