Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Botany picture #20: Viscum minimum

Viscum minimum (Santalaceae) at the Botanic Garden of Zurich, 2010. Like its larger sisters, this tiny mistletoe is a hemiparasite, drawing nutrients and water from a host plant but doing its own photosynthesis. In this case, probably only very little. The host is a succulent Euphorbia.

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