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Viscum rotundifolia

Viscum rotundifolia

rooibessievoëlent, red berry mistletoe

Perennial obligate (needs host to complete lifecycle) stem hemiparasite (relies on host for water and nutrients but is able to photosynthesize). Oval shaped leaves. Produces numerous orange to red berries in autumn. The dominant host in the Hex is the sand olive Dodonaea viscosa angustifolia.

Distribution in the Hex

Same as hosts. Sandy flats.


  • Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa