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  1. Viscaceae, family Viscaceae, mistletoe family(noun)

    in some classifications considered a subfamily of Loranthaceae

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  1. Viscaceae

    Viscaceae is a family of flowering plants. In past decades, several systems of plant taxonomy recognized this family, notably the 1981 Cronquist system. In this circumscription, the family includes the several genera of mistletoes. However, the APG II system, of 2003, does not recognize the family, treating it as a synonym of Santalaceae. Genera once treated as belonging to family Viscaceae include: ⁕Arceuthobium ⁕Dendrophthora ⁕Ginalloa ⁕Korthalsella ⁕Notothixos ⁕Phoradendron ⁕Viscum

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Viscaceae

    The Christmas Mistletoe plant family of the order Santalales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are parasitic primarily on coniferous trees forming a drooping evergreen bush of leathery leaves on tree branches. The berries are sticky and toxic.

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