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Phoradendron libocedri

Phoradendron libocedri (Engelm.) Howell

Incense Cedar Mistletoe, Juniper Mistletoe

Viscaceae (Christmas Mistletoe family)

Synonym(s): Phoradendron juniperinum ssp. libocedri, Phoradendron juniperinum var. libocedri

USDA Symbol: PHLI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall, stems green to olive green.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CA , OR
Native Habitat: Forests or woodlands, parasitic on juniper and incense cedar.

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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