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Jan Scholten
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Botany: woody plants; mostly hemi-parasites; mistletoe habit.
Loranthaceae: 63 genera; Actinanthella, Aetanthus, Agelanthus, Alepis, Amyema, Amylotheca, Atkinsonia, Bakerella, Baratranthus, Benthamina, Berhautia, Cecarria, Cladocolea, Cyne, Dactyliophora, Decaisnina, Dendropemon, Dendropthoe, Desmaria, Diplatia, Distrianthes, Elytranthe, Emelianthe, Englerina, Erianthemum, Gaiadendron, Globimetula, Helicanthes, Helixanthera, Ileostylus, Ixocactus, Kingella, Lampas, Lepeostegeres, Lepidaria, Ligaria, Loranthus, Loxanthera, Lysiana, Macrosolen, Moquiniella, Muellerina, Notanthera, Nuytsia, Oliverella, Oncella, Oncocalyx, Oryctanthus, Oryctina, Panamanthus, Papuanthes, Pedistylis, Peraxilla, Phragmanthera, Phthirusa, Plicosepalus, Psittacanthus, Scurrula, Septulina, Socratina, Sogerianthe, Spragueanella, Struthanthus, Tapinanthus, Taxillus, Tetradyas, Thaumasianthes, Tolypanthus, Trilepidea, Tripodanthus, Tristerix, Trithecanthera, Tupeia, Vanwykia.
Misodendraceae: feathery mistletoes; 1 genus, Misodendron; 12 species; hemiparasites on Nothofagus. The twelve are all restricted to South America.
Schoepfiaceae: 1 genus, Schoepfia; formerly in Olacaceae and Santalaceae.

Taxonomy
Loranthaceae, Misodendraceae and Schoepfiaceae form a monophyletic clade in the Order of Santalales the Apg3 classification. Viscum album was placed in the Loranthaceae in the past but now is in its own family Viscaceae.
In the Plant theory Loranthaceae, Misodendraceae and Schoepfiaceae are treated in the same way as in the Apg3 classification, They are placed in Subphase 2 in the Santalales.