Viscum cylindricum Polhill & Wiens

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Common names:
Status: Native
Notes: Recently recorded from Mt Mabu.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Evergreen forest and adjacent highrainfall miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2160 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 283.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Page 248.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (1998). Mistletoes of Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 303 - 304.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Viscaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 205.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 185.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 76.

Other sources of information about Viscum cylindricum:

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Flora of Malawi: Viscum cylindricum
Flora of Zambia: Viscum cylindricum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Viscum cylindricum., retrieved 22 September 2023

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