World Mistletoes - Viscaceae


There are over 400 species of mistletoe in the Viscaceae family.  Most belong to Viscum (100 species in the Old World) or Phoradendron (200 species in the New World).  Many are pictured or described on other pages.  This page simply summarises some of them.


V album pic

Viscum album - the European mistletoe, with its distinctive branching

 

V album photo  Pic JB

Viscum album - the European mistletoe, in context

 

V cruciatum.  Pic JB

Viscum cruciatum - the red-berried mistletoe of Spain

 

V triflorum/nervosum.   Pic Neil Bromhall

Viscum triflorum - an African mistletoe, growing on a mangrove tree

 

V minimum  Pic JB

Viscum minimum - an African mistletoe, with reduced leaves, growing on Euphorbia

 

Phoradendron pic

Phoradendron flavescens - one of the American Christmas mistletoes

 

Phoradendron photo

Phoradendron flavescens - one of the American Christmas mistletoes, in context

 

Phoradendron after harvest

Phoradendron flavescens - one of the American Christmas mistletoes, cut for Christmas

 

Arceuthobium pic.  JB

An Arceuthobium species - one of the Dwarf Mistletoes of North America

 

A. americanum, Wells Gray Park, BC.  Pic JB

Arceuthobium americanum, a Dwarf Mistletoe growing on Pine in Canada