African Plant Database

Viscum verrucosum Harv.
Protologue : Harv. & Sond. Fl. Cap. 2: 581 (1862) 
Information on the genus : Viscum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Leafless dioecious, densely and intricately branched shrub 0,5-1m tall, often pale green; distal branches rounded, 1-2mm Ø; fruit pedicellate, densely warty when young, faintly tuberculed to ±smooth at maturity, pale yellow-orange.– Flowering in dry season.
Ecology : Mixed woodland and bushland; mainly on Acacia, but also Combretum. 60-1600 m alt.
  Related to V. subverrucosum, with mostly ±smooth fruit. A member of the V. menyharthii group.
  N & E S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland; WC Namibia – disjunct.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Parasite - Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt: 60 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 231 (1937).
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 159
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