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Noun1.Viscaceae - in some classifications considered a subfamily of LoranthaceaeViscaceae - in some classifications considered a subfamily of Loranthaceae
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
order Santalales, Santalales - order of plants distinguished by having a one-celled inferior ovary; many are parasitic or partly parasitic usually on roots
genus Viscum, Viscum - type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic on many trees including oaks but especially apple trees, poplars, aspens and cottonwoods
genus Phoradendron, Phoradendron - any of various American parasitic plants similar to Old World mistletoe: false mistletoe
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Worldwide, mistletoe includes 900 species in 65 genera of Loranthaceae family, and 400 species in 7 genera of Viscaceae family (Barlow, 1983).
(Viscaceae) is associated with the release of immunity-related cytokines," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Viscaceae Spain album Weldheimia glabra Asteraceae Tibet (Decne.) Regel.
(Ns; PA) Lycium andersonii Solanum (F W; PA), tridynamum ((Sp> S; PA) Scrophulariaceae Mimulus floribundus (Sp, S F; PA), Stemodia durantifolia (Sp, S F W; PA) Verbenaceae Aloysia Vitex mollis gratissima (Ns; PA) (Ns; PA) Viscaceae Phoradendron californicum (W; PA) Zygophyllaceae Guaiacum coulteri (S; PA RV) Pteridaceae Cheilanthes pringlei (Ns; PA) Table 2.
The term 'mistletoe' is generally applied to plants with a similar hemiparasitic lifestyle and a certain degree of taxonomical relationship in three families: Loranthaceae, Viscaceae, and Eremolepidaceae (Bar-Sela, 2011).
Although the first taxonomic analysis of the family was published in Die naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien by Adolf Engler (1897a, b and c), many divisions within the order have been added, where for a long time the Viscaceae had been included (NICKRENT et al., 2010).
The use of mistletoes (Santalales: Loranthaceae and Viscaceae) by Riodinidae is uncommon, and has been recorded for only eight genera so far (see Table 1).
Dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium, Viscaceae) are parasitic flowering plants that commonly infect conifers in western-North America (Hawksworth and Wiens, 1996).
Phoradendron leucarpum, Viscaceae (eastern mistletoe) is a bird-dispersed, evergreen, obligate, hemi-parasitic plant of many native tree species in the southeastern United States.