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In Pakistan the species grows in the Kurram Valley and Swat, mostly on olive trees. It is also valuable as decoration during the Christmas season.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Plant bushy; stem up to 60 cm long, dichotomously branched, jointed. Leaves sessile, 2-4 cm long, 0.6 to 1.3 cm braod, elliptic to oblanceolate, entire, obtuse, 3-nerved. Flowers sessile in 2-4 flowered, pedunculate fascicles; peduncle 3-5 mm long; bracts 2, 1.5-2 mm long, acute connate, forming a boat-shaped bracteal cup. Perianth lobes 3-4, thick, triangular, 1 mm long, caducous. Stamens 4; anther dehiscence porose. Ovary sessile, obovoid, 2 mm long; stigma conical, 0.5 mm long. Berry subglobose, 6 mm long, 1-seeded, red.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Distribution: S.W. Spain, S. Portugal, N. Africa, Australia and Asia.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flower/Fruit

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Fl. Per.: April-May.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Viscum cruciatum

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Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae.[1] It is native to Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, and Syria.[2]

The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten.[3][4][5] Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.[4]

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  1. ^ "Viscum cruciatum Sieber ex Boiss". World Flora Online. The World Flora Online Consortium. n.d. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Viscum cruciatum Sieber ex Boiss". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Is Mistletoe Really That Poisonous?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  4. ^ a b Evens, Zabrina N.; Stellpflug, Samuel J. (December 2012). "Holiday Plants with Toxic Misconceptions". Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13 (6): 538–542. doi:10.5811/westjem.2012.8.12572. ISSN 1936-900X. PMC 3555592. PMID 23359840.
  5. ^ "European Wild Plant: Viscum cruciatum Red-berry Mistletoe". www.ukwildflowers.com. Retrieved 2021-04-19.

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Viscum cruciatum: Brief Summary

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Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae. It is native to Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, and Syria.

The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten. Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.

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