Angled Leafless Mistletoe
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Angled Leafless Mistletoe
P Native Unknown Photo: Mayur Mahendra Bhagwat
Common name: Angled Leafless Mistletoe
Botanical name: Viscum angulatum    Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood family)
Synonyms: Aspidixia angulata

Angled Leafless Mistletoe is a parasitic leaf less shrubs, with branches 4-angled, drooping, slightly broadened near the tip of the internode, smooth. Flowers are solitary or 3-together, in leaf-axils, all female, all male or middle one female and laterals male. tepals in male flowers 4, triangular, fused below; stamens 4, epiphyllous, anthers stalkless; ovary obovoid, style short or absent. Berry is 5 x 5 mm, spherical, yellowish. Angled Leafless Mistletoe is native to Indo-Malesia. Flowering: March-April.

Identification credit: Mayur Mahendra Bhagwat Photographed in Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra.

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