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Perennial, shrub, generally ± green, parasitic on aboveground parts of woody plants; dioecious [ monoecious].
Stem: brittle; 2° branches generally many.
Leaf: simple, entire, opposite, 4-ranked, with blade or scale-like (then each pair generally fused).
Inflorescence: spikes or cymes, axillary or terminal; bracts opposite, 4-ranked, scale-like, each pair fused.
Flower: unisexual, radial, 2–4 mm; perianth parts in 1 series.
Staminate flower: perianth parts 3–4(7); anthers generally sessile, opposite and generally on perianth parts.
Pistillate flower: perianth parts generally 2–4; ovary inferior, 1-chambered, style unbranched, stigma ± obscure.
Fruit: berry, shiny.
Seed: 1(2), without thickened coat, gelatinous.
7 genera, ± 450 species: tropics, generally n temperate. All parts of most members may be TOXIC. [Kuijt 2003 Syst Bot Monogr 66:1–643] Sometimes included in Loranthaceae; parasitic on plants in many other families. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Kuijt 1969 Biol Parasitic Fl Plants; Kuijt 1982 J Arnold Arbor 63:401–410; Kuijt 2003 Syst Bot Monogr 66:1–643]
Key to Viscaceae
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