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

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

Viscum menyharthii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
combreticola Engl.N,MDescription, Image
cylindricum Polhill & Wiens Z
littorum Polhill & Wiens[End][LR-nt]NDescription, Image
menyharthii Engl. & SchinzTDescription, Image
obovatum Harv.GI,M
obscurum Thunb.M
shirense SpragueZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
subserratum Schltr.M
triflorum DC.Z,MS,GI,M
verrucosum Harv.MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Viscum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Viscum
Flora of Malawi: Viscum
Flora of Zambia: Viscum
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Viscum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=501, retrieved 16 July 2024

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