Botanical name

Viscum capense

Family

Viscaceae

Common Name

Cape Mistletoe, Voƫlvent
Viscum capense
Viscum capense
Viscum capense
Viscum capense
Viscum capense
Viscum capense

Description

Dioecious stem parasite up to 50cm. Leaves very reduced, scale-like; flowers, yellow, unisexual, inconspicuous. Unstalked, translucent berries are white.

Parasitic on various shrubs including Searsia, Euclea, Maytenus and Pterocelastrus.

Habitat

Coastal and lower slopes.

Flower Date

July to October