Phoradendron libocedri (Engelm.) Howell
Phoradendron juniperinum Engelm. ex A. Gray ssp. libocedri (Engelm.) Wiens
Phoradendron juniperinum Engelm. ex A. Gray var. libocedri Engelm.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Santalales||Mostly parasitic plants without a testa,|
|Species||libocedri||From 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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5/21/2009 · Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ
≈ 16 × 11" (39 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain
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