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Misodendrum punctulatum.jpg
Misodendron punctulatum on Nothofagus antarctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Misodendraceae
Genus: Misodendron

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Myzodendron punctulatum

Misodendron is a genus of hemiparasites which grow as mistletoes on various species of Nothofagus. The twelve species are all restricted to South America.

Misodendron is placed in its own family, Misodendraceae, in the order Santalales. The family has been recognized by many taxonomists, including the APG II system (2003; unchanged from the APG system of 1998), which assigns it to the Santalales in the clade core eudicots.

These plants have the common name of feathery mistletoes.[2]

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  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ Heywood, Vernon H.; Brummitt, R.K.; Culham, Alastair; Seberg, Ole (2007). Flowering Plant Families of the World. Firefly Books. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-55407-206-4. 

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