family Viscaceae


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Noun1.family Viscaceae - in some classifications considered a subfamily of Loranthaceaefamily Viscaceae - 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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ETYMOLOGY: Named after the plant family Viscaceae, which includes the mistletoes, which are commonly recorded host plants for species of this genus.
The family Viscaceae consists of seven genera and about 400 species.

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