Viscum articulatum Burm.f., Fl. Indica 211. 1768 (Syn: Aspidixia articulata (Burm.fil.) van Tiegh.; Viscum aphyllum Griff.; Viscum articulatum var. dichotomum Kurz; Viscum attenuatum DC.; Viscum compressum Poir.; Viscum dichotomum D.Don; Viscum elongatum Wall.; Viscum fragile Wall.; Viscum nepalense Spreng.; Viscum opuntioides Heyne ex DC.; Viscum philippense Llanos; Viscum platycaulon Bert. ex A.Gray; Viscum salicornoides A.Cunn.; Viscum sertularia C.Presl) as per Catalogue of Life as on 8.7.20;    
 
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Australia (N-Western Australia, Northern
Territory, Queensland, Torres Strait Isl., E-New South Wales), Java, Taiwan,
peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Terengganu, Penang, Perak, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan,
Melaka, Johor), Singapore, Vietnam, India (widespread), Philippines, Thailand,
Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi, Yangon), Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Laos, Sumatra, Borneo,
Thailand, Bhutan, Sikkim
as per Catalogue of Life as on 8.7.20;    
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  


Yes to me also appear close to images at 

 

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