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Arceuthobium abietinum ssp. abietinum

Arceuthobium abietinum Engelm. ex Munz ssp. abietinum

Fir Dwarf Mistletoe, Western Dwarf Mistletoe, Western Dwarf-mistletoe

Viscaceae (Christmas Mistletoe family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems up to about 8 inches long, yellow, yellow-green, orange, brown or red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA
Native Habitat: Coniferous forests, parasitic generally on fir.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arceuthobium abietinum ssp. abietinum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arceuthobium abietinum ssp. abietinum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arceuthobium abietinum ssp. abietinum


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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