Viscum articulatum

Viscum articulatum Burm.f., Fl. Indica 211. 1768; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 226. 1886 (incl. var. dichotomum). (Syn: V. nepalense Spreng.; V. dichotomum D.Don; V. attenuatum DC.; V. opuntioides Heyne ex DC.; V. liquidambaricolum Hayata) as per Flora of India Vol. 23 (2013);

 
Leafless Mistletoe, Jointed Mistletoe • Hindi: बुदू Budu, पुदू Pudu, Hurchu • Mizo: Lenpat • Marathi: बंदा Banda • Kannada: Badanike • Bengali: Mandala • Oriya: Madanga • Gujarati: વંદો Vando • Sanskrit: Kamini; 
 
BSI Mahar. flora mentions only two species of Leafless parasites from Genus Viscum.
a) Internodes flattened; leaves scaly     ...     V. articulatum
b) Internode terete or 4-angled; leaves absent     ...     V. angulatum 


Here are the differentiating features: 
Viscum album                                                                      V. articulatum (inc. var. dichotomum)
Plants dioicious, branching apical                                         Plants monecious, becoming pendulous
Stems terete                                                                         stems flattened, 3-ridged
Internodes 3-7 cm long                                                       internodes 1.5-2.5 cm long
Leaves usually obovate, 3-5 cm long                                   leaves reduced yo scarious scales
Inflorescence terminal, 3-5 flowered spikes,                        inflorescence axillary, 1-3 together, 3-flowered
Male 3-fld, female 3-5-fld                                                   central flower female, lateral male
Berry greenish-white, globose, ca 6 mm                               Berry greenish-white, globose 3-4 mm    
In Viscum ramosissimum, the internodes are cylindric (terete), i hope.



 
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Viscum for ID SMP 25/02/2010 : Attachments (2).  9 posts by 5 authors.
A parasite Viscum which species?
Date and time:25 Feb 2010 Vetal tekdi. Pune

Date/Time- 

25 FEB 2010  6:30 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  

Vetal Tekdi Pune city,Kothrud

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- 

 Parasite on Cordia macleodii

Height/Length-  

 metre or so

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

 No leaves

Inflorescence Type/ Size-  

 Only buds seen

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

 

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

 

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-

 Stems swollen fleshy green.


Is it Viscum album ?
Definitely Viscum sp. Could be Viscum articulatum? Do have a look at this link..
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=50611&flora_id=2
You are 100% correct. pardon me for wrong identification. thanks for updating my knowledge.
Thanks ...
BSI Mahar. flora mentions only two species of Leafless parasites from Genus Viscum.
a) Internodes flattened; leaves scaly     ...     V. articulatum
b) Internode terete or 4-angled; leaves absent     ...     V. angulatum
I think this is V.articulatum.
Anything related to fattened stems perpendicular/not to each other in adjacent internodes?
This plant is Viscum articulatum Burm.f.
I have collected this plant from Arunachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2500m.

 
 
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For ID. | 12Jul10AR01 : Attachments (5). 11 posts by 7 authors.
Mamandur, AP
27 Mar 2010 11.24AM
Height 35 feet
A member of Loranthaceae... Please see in Viscum Genus.
Viscum album I hope !!
Viscum articulatum var. dichotomum, A parasitic plant.
Viscum for sure, cant be sure of the species.... but I trust ... identification....
Yes ... identification on spot. Here are the differentiating features: 
Viscum album                                                                    V. articulatum (inc. var. dichotomum)
Plants dioicious, branching apical                                         Plants monecious, becoming pendulous
Stems terete                                                                         stems flattened, 3-ridged
Internodes 3-7 cm long                                                       internodes 1.5-2.5 cm long
Leaves usually obovate, 3-5 cm long                                   leaves reduced yo scarious scales
Inflorescence terminal, 3-5 flowered spikes,                        inflorescence axillary, 1-3 together, 3-flowered
Male 3-fld, female 3-5-fld                                                   central flower female, lateral male
Berry greenish-white, globose, ca 6 mm                               Berry greenish-white, globose 3-4 mm   
Could this be Viscum ramosissimum Wight & Arn.?
In Viscum ramosissimum, the internodes are cylindric (terete), i hope.
I also don't think this is Viscum ramosissimum!!
 
Hi is plz : Attachments (1)- 1 MB.  4 posts by 3 authors.
PLz id this climber like plant i think this some parasitic plant 
Captured near Murbad, Thane, Maharashtra on 20 june 2013
Yes, looks like some Viscum sp..
Viscum articulatum. Note stem with flattened jointed (articulate) internodes.


 
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Leafless Mistletoe : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Murbad forest gives always something special to its visitor's ]]
Leafless Mistletoe
Botanical name: Viscum articulatum 
Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood family)
Place:-
Murbad hills, Thane , Maharashtra
Date:- 20 june/2013

Yes a parasitic plant. Also common in montane forests of Uttarakhand.
A little correction- it is a member of Loranthaceae.
 
 
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Viscum articulatum Burm. f. SN May 32 :  2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Viscum articulatum Burm. f, Santalaceae, (Viscaceae),
semiparacytic plant on Pongamia tree from Denkanikota area of Tamilnadu.
Flora of India volume 23 has a close up of this plant.
 
 
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It is my pleasure to share few images of Viscum articulatum (Santalaceae).... plant pendulous, stem flattened and three-ridged, three-flowered inflorescence, greenish berries.

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=2712&cat=1 

Habit: Parasitic herb 

Habitat: Epiphytic, Dry deciduous and moist deciduous forests. 

Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl and 800 msl 

Date: 27-01-2015 and 04-03-2016


Wah! Enchanting!
 
 
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30082017BHAR1-2 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
Parasitic plant.
Viscum sp.?
Appears to be Viscum articulatum  

 
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