Viscaceae (Mistletoe Family)

Characteristics of the Viscaceae (Mistletoe) family

  • Parasites on the branches of many tree species
  • Leaves are usually attached in pairs, one leaf opposite the other on the branch; they have parallel veins
  • Many species have scalelike leaves
  • Unisexual flowers are tiny
  • Fruit is a one-seeded berry
  • Seed is covered with a sticky substance
Associated Plants