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Viscum album

European Mistletoe

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Common name

European Mistletoe


Scientific name

Viscum album L.


Conservation status and threats

NOT protected species in Bulgaria.


Description and identification

A hemi-parasitic shrub, which grows on the stems of other trees. It has stems 30–100 centimetres (12–39 in) long with dichotomous branching. The leaves are in opposite pairs, strap-shaped, entire, leathery textured, 2–8 centimetres (0.79–3.1 in) long , 0.8–2.5 centimetres (0.31–0.98 in) broad and are a yellowish-green in colour. This species is dioecious and the flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-green, 2–3 millimetres (0.079–0.12 in) diameter. The fruit is a white or yellow berry containing one (very rarely several) seed embedded in the very sticky, glutinous fruit pulp. [Wikipedia].


Distribution in Bulgaria

In all floristic regions [Delipavlov et al., 2003].



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