Common mistletoe

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    Common mistletoe @ Hokkaido

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    Common mistletoe @ Wakkanai,Hokkaido

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    Common mistletoe @ n/a

Basic information

Flower Name
Common mistletoe
Formal Name
Viscum album l.
Alias
Mistletoe, Common mistletoe, European mistletoe
Habitat
Europe, Southeast Asia
Morph
Semi-parasitic evergreen shrubs

Comment

Common mistletoe, scientific name:Viscum album L. , is native to Southwest Asia and Europe are semi-parasitic evergreen shrub of the Santalaceae department ,of the Viscum genus. Make inroads the parasitic roots on the trunks of deciduous trees such as poplar (Poplar), to absorb moisture and nutrients to grow. Branch extends repeatedly forked branches. As the tree has fan-shaped at first, grows and spherical. In the dioecious, with Crest fresh 又, shape or location of axillary inflorescences. Late winter and spring, with yellow-green small inconspicuous flowers.Male, female, 1-3 3-5 pieces; Female in flowering earlier than the male. Male and female also secrete nectar, insects are known. Fruit consisting of flowers after the geese to eat. A sticky quality seeds in the fruits are eaten by birds 粘ri付ki to the destination tree and rooting from there, welcome to parasitic life. Life is a maximum of 30 years in four or five years. With the parasitic plant is a good image, is auspicious, in Europe with divine power from the old plant.Rowan on variants (scientific name; Sorbus commixta) to Viscum album subsp parasitic can include for meridianum.

Common name: Common mistletoe, scientific name:Viscum album L., also known as: European mistletoe, Mistletoe, Common mistletoe, origin: Europe, Southwest Asia, living type: semi-parasitic shrubs, height: 50-150 cm, life: 4-30 years, branch length: 30-100 cm and branch shapes: cylindrical, stem color: white → green (for cooperation), branch shape:-or branch-and- Leaf: oblong, obovate, lanceolate, paddle-shaped, leaf quality: cortical thick hairless, leaf: short, leaf length: 2-8 cm, leaf width:0.8-2.5vm, leaf color: yellow-green, phyllotaxis: opposite, monoplane, leaf margin: entire, leaf length: 2-8 cm, leaf width: 2-3 cm, dioecious, flowers form: second cymes (CME) Flower color: yellow / green, male flower diameter:0.7cm, pistillate flower diameter:0.2-0.3cm, tetals number 4, flowering February-April, fruit type: liquid fruit and fruit color: white, pale yellow, fruit diameter:0.6-1cm, fruit room: sticky and fruiting period: 10-12 months

Detailed information

Order
Santalales
Family
Santalaceae
Genus
Viscum
Species
V. album
Flower language
Overcome (Feb 25)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Dichasium
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Spatulate/Spathulate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Specific areaLow mountain
Color
Green, Yellow
Season
FebMarApr
Height
50 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter
0.2 ~ 0.7

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