Mistletoe distribution around the world – there are about 1500 species in total

Where does mistletoe grow? For the traditional mistletoe of Europe the answer is across much of continental Europe, petering out as you move further north, with discrete colonies confined to particular areas.

For other mistletoe species the answer is much more complicated, – the little map on the left gives a broad indication of where all the members of the two main mistletoe families live – all 1500 or so of them.   You’ll spot that most are in the tropics and southern hemisphere, with relatively few in the north.

This section of the website outlines some distribution information for the traditional European mistletoe Viscum album plus some information on other mistletoes in Europe. Other pages include:

You’re viewing the Distribution Pages of The Mistletoe Pages. Other pages within the Distribution tab include: Distribution Introduction, Distribution in Britain, Distribution in Europe, Is Mistletoe Rare?