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Viscum (mistletoe genus)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core eudicots > Order: Santalales > Family: Santalaceae

About 100 species (African and Asian tropics, temperate Europe and Asia), of which 22 are native to southern Africa. The true Mistletoe Viscum album (in the Asterix books plucked by Getafix with his golden sickle) is found in Europe. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Viscum anceps

 

Viscum capense

 

Viscum congdonii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Viscum combreticola

 

Viscum continuum

 

Viscum crassulae

 

Viscum dielsianum

 

Viscum goetzei

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Viscum hoolei

 

Viscum menyharthii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Viscum minimum

 

Viscum obovatum

 

Viscum obscurum

 

Viscum oreophilum

 

Viscum pauciflorum

 

Viscum rotundifolium

 

Viscum schaeferi

 

Viscum shirense

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Viscum subserratum

 

Viscum triflorum

 

Viscum tuberculatum

 

Viscum verrucosum

 
 

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