2093.000 Viscum L. - Mistletoes

Description of the genus

Monoecious or dioecious, shrubby, glabrous plants with articulated stems, parasitic on dicotyledons, rarely gymnosperms. Leaves decussate, sometimes well-developed or reduced to scales. Inflorescence a dichasium subtended by a ± fused pair of scale-like bracts (the bracteal cup). Flowers (3-)4-merous. Fruit an indehiscent berry.

Worldwide: 65 species in the Old World tropics and temperate regions

Zimbabwe: 9 taxa.

Viscum menyharthii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
combreticola Engl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
congdonii PolhillE
goetzei Engl.E
menyharthii Engl. & SchinzN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rotundifolium L.f.W,C,SDescription, Image
shirense SpragueEDescription, Image
triflorum DC.E
tuberculatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.C,W,SDescription, Image
verrucosum Harv.W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Viscum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Viscum
Flora of Malawi: Viscum
Flora of Mozambique: Viscum
Flora of Zambia: Viscum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Viscum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Viscum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Viscum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Viscum
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iNaturalist: Viscum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Viscum
JSTOR Plant Science: Viscum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Viscum
Plants of the World Online: Viscum
Tropicos: Viscum
Wikipedia: Viscum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Viscum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=501, retrieved 28 May 2024

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