Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Viscum
Family: Viscaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
hoolei
NOTES

A monoecious stem parasite to 50 cm. The leaves are scale-like or lacking. Parasitic mainly on Searsia species. The surface has many stomata allowing water vapour to escape thus creating suction pressure to draw nutrients from its host.


AUTHORITY
Wiens
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Parasitic
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Berries are smooth, sessile and white. The flowers are inconspicuous
Colour: White
Common Name
Mistletoe
Voelent
Habitat
NOTES: Found on bushes which are growing in clumps in the veld. Not common in the Conservancy
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
June
July
All year
Synonyms for Species
Viscum capense



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