African Plant Database

Viscum triflorum DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 4: 279 (1830) 
Information on the genus : Viscum
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Viscum nervosum Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1848)
=Viscum triflorum subsp. nervosum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) M.G. Gilbert (1985)
=Viscum minutiflorum Engl. & K. Krause (1909)
=Viscum nervosum var. nyanzense (Rendle) Sprague
=Viscum nyanzense Rendle (1905)
=Viscum nervosum var. angustifolium Sprague
=Viscum spathulatum Lecomte (1927)
=Viscum comorense Lecomte (1927)
=Viscum venosum var. lanceolatum DC. (1830)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small leafy monoecious, yellow-green shrub forming globose clusters 30-50 cm tall; distal branches when young slightly flattened, delicate, 6-ribbed, 1-1,5 mm wide, older ones rounded; leaves variable, relatively thin, ± sessile,[…]
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Ecology : Montane and (dry) riverine forest, montane forest margins and associated bushland and woodland; evergreen forests of all types; fringes of coastal forest; on a wide range of hosts (e.g. Rhus, Croton macrostachyus [...]).
  Variable in shape of leaves; but a distinctive species.
  near sea-level-2350 m alt.Perhaps closely related to V. tuberculatum but with smooth white fruits. – With V. petiolatum forming the V. triflorum group. – Related to species occurring in Madagascar.Scattered but locally common in E part of Africa.
  São Tomé; E S. Africa, Swaziland; Indian Ocean islands (Comores, Mascarenes, Seychelles). – The African material has been distinguished as subspecies nervosum (also in Saudi Arabia). – With an unusual disjunct distribution.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Parasite - Ht 0.3 - 0.5 m. Alt: Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Parasite; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 159 (1997).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 676 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°123719 modified 2007-01-30
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