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Misodendrum punctulatum.jpg
Misodendrum punctulatum on Nothofagus antarctica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Misodendraceae
Genus: Misodendrum
Banks ex DC.

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  • Misodendron G.Don, orth. var.
  • Myzodendron R.Br., orth. var.
Misodendrum punctulatum

Misodendrum is a genus of hemiparasites which grow as mistletoes on various species of Nothofagus. Its species are all restricted to South America. The name of the genus is incorrectly spelt in a number of ways, including Misodendron and Myzodendron.[2]

Misodendrum is placed in its own family, Misodendraceae, in the order Santalales.[1]

These plants have the common name of feathery mistletoes.[3]


As of May 2015, The Plant List accepts the following species:[4]

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  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "Genera of Misodendraceae". GRIN Taxonomy for Plants. USDA. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Misodendrum". The Plant List. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 

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