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

Malawi: 10 taxa.

Viscum menyharthii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
combreticola Engl.N,C,SDescription, Image
congdonii PolhillN,C,S
cylindricum Polhill & Wiens N,C,S
goetzei Engl.N
loranthicola Polhill & Wiens N
menyharthii Engl. & SchinzCDescription, Image
shirense SpragueN,C,SDescription, Image
subverrucosum Polhill & WiensN,C
triflorum DC.N,C,S
tuberculatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Viscum
Flora of Mozambique: Viscum
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Viscum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Viscum
Wikipedia: Viscum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Viscum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Viscum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Viscum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=501, retrieved 28 May 2022

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