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Native

A. americanum Engelm.

LODGEPOLE-PINE DWARF MISTLETOE


Stem 6–18(25) cm, 1–2 mm wide at base; staminate yellow, pistillate green; 2° branches whorled, in > 1 plane
Seed mature Aug–Sep
Chromosomes: n=14
Ecology: Lodgepole-pine forests, on Pinus contorta subsp. murrayana , rarely associated pines
Elevation: 1300–2500 m.
Bioregional distribution: High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Colorado
Flowering time: Apr–May

Native

P. juniperinum A. Gray

JUNIPER MISTLETOE


Stem 2–4 dm, generally erect, generally woody only at base, yellow-green, glabrous; internodes 5–10(12) mm
Leaf scale-like
Staminate inflorescence: fertile internodes 1(2), 5–9-flowered
Pistillate inflorescence: fertile internode 1, 2-flowered
Fruit ± 4 mm, pinkish white, glabrous
Chromosomes: n=14
Ecology: Pinyon/juniper woodlands, on Juniperus
Elevation: 1700–2600 m.
Bioregional distribution: High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, Modoc Plateau, White and Inyo Mountains, Desert Mountains
Distribution outside California: to Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Mexico
Flowering time: Jun–Jul
Synonyms: var. ligatum (Trel.) Fosb

VITACEAE

GRAPE FAMILY

Michael O. Moore

Woody vines; tendrils opposite leaves; flowers sometimes unisexual
Leaves generally many, cauline, simple or compound, alternate, petioled, deciduous; stipules generally deciduous
Inflorescence cyme or panicle, generally opposite leaf, peduncled
Flower radial; sepals generally reduced, generally fused, lobes 5 or 0; petals generally 5, free, reflexed and falling individually (or adherent at tips, ± erect, and falling as unit), reddish or yellowish; stamens generally 5, opposite petals; nectaries 0 or between stamens as ± free glands; ovary 1, superior, chambers generally 2(–4), style 1 or 0, stigma inconspicuous or head-like
Fruit: berry
Seeds 1–6, large
Genera in family: 15 genera, ± 800 species: especially warm regions; some cultivated (Cissus , grape ivy; Parthenocissus ; Vitis )
Reference: [Moore 1991 Sida 14:339–367]

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