Viscum cruciatum

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Viscum cruciatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Viscum
Species: V. cruciatum
Binomial name
Viscum cruciatum

Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae. The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. It ranges through South West Spain, Southern Portugal, North Africa, Australia and Asia. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten. Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.

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