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Phoradendron libocedri

Phoradendron libocedri (Engelm.) Howell

Phoradendron juniperinum Engelm. ex A. Gray ssp. libocedri (Engelm.) Wiens

Phoradendron juniperinum Engelm. ex A. Gray var. libocedri Engelm.

Incense-cedar Mistletoe

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSantalalesMostly parasitic plants without a testa,
FamilyViscaceaeMistletoes
GenusPhoradendronMistletoes
SpecieslibocedriFrom the Greek libos, “tear, drop,” and cedrus, “cedar,” and referring to the host plant this species parasitizes, which at one time was in the genus Libocedrus

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Phoradendron libocedri description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Phoradendron libocedri (Incense-cedar Mistletoe)

5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 16 × 11" (39 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

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