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After one week, the "root" is visible.


After three weeks, it almost touches the coming host.


Several months after, the seeds are vanishing, but the plant will first occur after 12-18 months.

Author: Carl Linnaeus Junior 1781
Family:  Viscaceae
Habitat:   Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:   No, it grows on: Acacia, Antidesma, Boscia, Brachylaena, Buddleia, Cadaba, Carissa, Colpoon, Combretum, Diospyros, Dodonea, Dovyalis, Ehretia, Euclea, Eryops, Grewia, Maerua, Maytenus, Olea, Passeria, Pavetta, Phyllanthus, Podocarpus, Portulacaria, Pterocelastrus, Pteronia, Punica, Rhamnus, Rhigozum, Rhus, Salix, Tapinanthus, Tarchonanthus, Thesium, Viscum!, Vitellariopsis and Ziziphus.
Water:   No, sap from the host
Sun:   Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:   Yellowish
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Viscum bosciae-foetidae Dinter.
Viscum glaucum
Eckl. & Zeyh. 1830.
Viscum macowanii
Engl.
Viscum thymifolium
Presl.
Viscum tricostatum
E. Meyer ex Harvey.
Viscum ziziphi-mucronati
Dinter.

This parasitic plant was described by Carl  von LinnÚ Junior in 1781. It is found wide spread in southern Africa, growing on different plants like: Acacia, Antidesma, Boscia, Brachylaena, Buddleia, Cadaba, Carissa, Colpoon, Combretum, Diospyros, Dodonea, Dovyalis, Ehretia, Euclea, Eryops, Grewia, Maerua, Maytenus, Olea, Passeria, Pavetta, Phyllanthus, Podocarpus, Portulacaria, Pterocelastrus, Pteronia, Punica, Rhamnus, Rhigozum, Rhus, Salix, Tapinanthus, Tarchonanthus, Thesium, Viscum!, Vitellariopsis and Ziziphus. It prefers some to much sun, and can grow to a dense plant, 30 centimetres in diameter. The small flowers are yellowish, the berries are orange to bright red.


After four weeks; full contact. Now it is just to wait a year, before any changes will be visible.