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

Zambia: 7 taxa.

Viscum menyharthii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
combreticola Engl.N,C,E,SMc,E,C,SDescription, Image
cylindricum Polhill & Wiens ?N
loranthicola Polhill & Wiens N,W,CCb,Mc,E
menyharthii Engl. & SchinzCLkDescription, Image
shirense SpragueN,W,ECb,N,McDescription, Image
triflorum DC.N,W,CNw,N,C
verrucosum Harv.SSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Viscum:

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Flora of Botswana: Viscum
Flora of Malawi: Viscum
Flora of Mozambique: Viscum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Viscum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Viscum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Viscum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=501, retrieved 19 August 2022

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