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Viscaceae

Viscaceae: full family data

Cumulative Dataset

The Viscaceae dataset covers 378 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 46 Viscaceae taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 731 records.

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are highest along the eastern side of the continent.

The hot spots reflect this and are distributed between Kenya and South Africa.

Species Diversity

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

10 Main Hotspots











Data Source

The source of the Viscaceae distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.



Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Arceuthobium dataset covers 22 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 2 Arceuthobium taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 22 records.

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred in Ethiopia and Kenya with another centre in the north of Mali and Niger.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

The major hotspots are in Northern Mali with one located in Kenya.

Data Source

10 Main Hotspots

The source of the Arceuthobium distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Korthalsella dataset covers 8 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Korthalsella taxa is mapped, creating a total cover of 8 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity, Endemism and hotspots are found in Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Data Source

The source of the Korthalsella distribution is:

10 Main Hotspots

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Viscum dataset covers 377 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 44 Viscum taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 725 records.

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred along the eastern side of the continent.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

The hotspots are also spread out along this side of the continent from South Africa to Tanzania.

Data Source

10 Main Hotspots

The source of the Viscum distribution is:

Polhill, P. and Wiens, D.(1998) Mistletoes of Africa. Continental Printing,Belgium.

Last Updated: 1 February 2019