African Plant Database

Viscum tuberculatum A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 338 (1848)  
Information on the genus : Viscum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Viscum spragueanum Burtt Davy (1932)
=*Viscum tarchonanthum Welw. ex Tiegh. (1896)
=Viscum camporum Engl. & K. Krause (1909)
=Viscum holstii Engl. (1894)
=Viscum stuhlmannii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Leafy monoecious, densely branched globose shrub to 0,5(-1) m tall, pale yellow to dark green; distal branches rounded, usually ribbed, 1-2,5 mm Ø; leaves very variable, rather fleshy, spathulate-cuneate, margins often slightly yellowish[…]
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Ecology : Dry woodland; dry montane forest remnants and associated evergreen bushland, often at edges; mountain wooded grassland; on a wide range of hosts (e.g. Croton macrostachyus, Rhus, Maytenus, Nuxia congesta, Olea europaea subsp. Africana[…]).
  Variable in shape and size of leaves, in sex-distribution of dichasia (bisexual dichasia found in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Angola).
  (0-)1200-2500 m alt. – Widely distributed and common in a broad belt following the Rift Valleys with outlying populations in SW Angola, NE Nambia.A distinctive species. With V. obovatum forming the V. tuberculatum group.
  NE Namibia, NE S. Africa. Disjunction. – In Zaire?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Parasite - Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt: 400 - 1555 m. Distribution: NAM, GA, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 159 (1997).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 676 (2006).
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