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Viscum album L. (Mistletoe)

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Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Briggs, J., 2011 Mistletoe - a review of its distribution, conservation and insect associates

General Works

Briggs, J., 1995 Mistletoe - distribution, biology and the National Survey

Viscum album may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Viscum album is associated with:

haustorium Populus - poplars (Malpighiales: Salicaceae) haustorium causes gall of branch UK/Ireland Major Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002
haustorium Tilia - limes (Malvales: Malvaceae) haustorium causes gall of branch UK/Ireland Major Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002
haustorium Crataegus - hawthorns (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium causes gall of branch UK/Ireland Major Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002
haustorium Malus - apples (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium causes gall of branch UK/Ireland Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002
haustorium Robinia pseudoacacia - False Acacia, False-acacia, Locust Tree (Fabales: Fabaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak (Fagales: Fagaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Fraxinus excelsior - Ash (Lamiales: Oleaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Populus - poplars (Malpighiales: Salicaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Major Stace, C., 1997
haustorium Populus nigra x deltoides = P. x canadensis - hybrid black poplar, hybrid black-poplar (Malpighiales: Salicaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Salix euxina x alba = S. x fragilis - hybrid crack-willow (Malpighiales: Salicaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Tilia - limes (Malvales: Malvaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Major Stace, C., 1997
haustorium Tilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea - lime (Malvales: Malvaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on live branch UK/Ireland Major Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Crataegus - hawthorns (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Major Stace, C., 1997
haustorium Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Major Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Malus pumila - Apple (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Major Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Malus sylvestris - Crab Apple (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Prunus domestica - Wild Plum (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Pyrus communis s.l. - pear (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Sorbus aucuparia - Rowan, Mountain Ash (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Sorbus aria agg. - whitebeam, common whitebeam (Rosales: Rosaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Minor Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Acer campestre - Field Maple (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore, Great Maple (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Aesculus hippocastanum - Horse Chestnut, Horse-chestnut (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
haustorium Broadleaved trees - broadleaved, frondose or deciduous trees haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch Stace, C., 1997,
Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M., 1985
haustorium Pinopsida - conifers haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch Rare Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M., 1985
haustorium Evergreen trees and shrubs - evergreens haustorium is hemiparasitic on branch Minor Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M., 1985

Associated with Viscum album:

has sap sucked by Pinalitus viscicola - a capsid bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Questionable Restricted Briggs, J., 1995 [May be a predator rather than Mistletoe-feeder],
Briggs, J., 2011
has sap sucked by Hypseloecus visci - a mistletoe bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Restricted Gibbs, D. & Nau, B., 2005,
Briggs, J., 2011
has sap sucked by Cacopsylla visci - Mistletoe Psyllid, Mistletoe Sucker (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Briggs, J., 1995,
Briggs, J., 2011
is associate of Gastrallus laevigatus - a wood boring beetle (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Wright, R., 2013
is associate of Anthocoris visci - Mistletoe Flower Bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) UK/Ireland Restricted Briggs, J., 1995 [May be a predator rather than Mistletoe-feeder],
Briggs, J., 2011
is pollinated or fertilised by adult Eudasyphora cyanella - a green bottle (Diptera: Muscidae) Briggs, J., 1995
berry (mummified) mummified berry is foodplant of gregarious, immersed, somewhat prominent, globose, black, c. 300µm diam., with obtuse conical papilla pycnidium of Sphaeropsis coelomycetous anamorph Sphaeropsis visci - a coelomycete (Botryosphaeriales: Botryosphaeriaceae) UK/Ireland Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk
berry berry is foodplant of adult Turdus viscivorus - Mistle Thrush (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae) UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
berry berry is foodplant of adult Sylvia atricapilla - Blackcap (Passeriformes: Sylviidae) UK/Ireland Briggs, J., 1995
leaf (moribund) moribund leaf is foodplant of amphigenous, gregarious, immersed, somewhat prominent, globose, black, c. 300µm diam., with obtuse conical papilla pycnidium of Sphaeropsis coelomycetous anamorph Sphaeropsis visci - a coelomycete (Botryosphaeriales: Botryosphaeriaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1937,
Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk
leaf leaf is mined by larva Celypha woodiana - Mistletoe Marble (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Briggs, J., 1995,
Briggs, J., 2011
leaf leaf is grazed by adult Ixapion variegatum - Mistletoe Seed Weevil (Coleoptera: Apionidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Foster, A.P., Morris, M.G. & Whitehead, P.F., 2001
stem (moribund) moribund stem is foodplant of gregarious, immersed, somewhat prominent, globose, black, c. 300µm diam., with obtuse conical papilla pycnidium of Sphaeropsis coelomycetous anamorph Sphaeropsis visci - a coelomycete (Botryosphaeriales: Botryosphaeriaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1937,
Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk
stem (small) (often spindle- or club-shaped) often spindle- or club-shaped stem (small) may contain larva Ixapion variegatum - Mistletoe Seed Weevil (Coleoptera: Apionidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Foster, A.P., Morris, M.G. & Whitehead, P.F., 2001,
Briggs, J., 2011
stem (small) (slitted) slitted stem (small) may house ovum Ixapion variegatum - Mistletoe Seed Weevil (Coleoptera: Apionidae) UK/Ireland Restricted Foster, A.P., Morris, M.G. & Whitehead, P.F., 2001

Viscum album may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)

References

Briggs, J., 1995 Mistletoe - distribution, biology and the National Survey
Briggs, J., 2011 Mistletoe - a review of its distribution, conservation and insect associates
Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M., 1985 Flora of the British Isles
Foster, A.P., Morris, M.G. & Whitehead, P.F., 2001 Ixapion variegatum, (Wencker. 1864) (Col.. Apionidae) new to the British Isles, with observations
on its European and conservation status
Gibbs, D. & Nau, B., 2005 Hypseloecus visci (Purton) (Hemiptera: Miridae) a mistletoe bug new to Britain
Grove, W.B., 1937 British Stem- and Leaf- Fungi: Coelomycetes Vol. II ... Sphaeropsidales (rest) + Melanconiales
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Stace, C., 1997 New Flora of the British Isles (Ed 2)
Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide: http://www.bioimages.org.uk Bioimages - the Virtual Field Guide
Wright, R., 2013 Beetles (in Wildlife Reports, Feb 2013)
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