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Phoradendron densum

Phoradendron densum Torr. ex Trel.

Dense Mistletoe, Fir Mistletoe, Rough Mistletoe

Viscaceae (Christmas Mistletoe family)

Synonym(s): Phoradendron bolleanum ssp. densum, Phoradendron bolleanum var. densum

USDA Symbol: PHDE14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall by 3 feet across, stems green, brown, reddish brown, or orange.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , NM , OR , TX
Native Habitat: Coniferous forests, parasitic on cypress and juniper.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phoradendron densum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phoradendron densum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phoradendron densum

Metadata

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

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