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Arceuthobium pusillum Peck - Dwarf Mistletoe



dwarf mistletoe

USDA Database, B & B


arceuthobium pusillium




Order:  Santales

Family: Santalaceae, Mistletoe Family 

Arceuthobium pusillum Peck. Dwarf Mistletoe

Synonomy: Razoumofskya pusillum (Peck) Kuntze

Lower Taxa: None

Origin: Native, northern North America

Habit: Parasite, dwarf shrub

Habitat: Bogs of Sussex and Warren Co., host tree: Picea mariana.

Frequency: Very Rare,

Range: Valley and Ridge (VR) Two NW Counties: Warren, Sussex

Wetland Status: FACW (based on host species)

Rank/Status: G5, S1 / State Endangered, LP, HP

Comments: A dwarf species associated with Pine Swamp, High Point State Park; wetlands east of Sparta and the Lost Lake area. Diminutive nature of the plant mimics the needle fascicles.

Reference Specimen: Pine Swamp at Lost Lake, Sussex Co., E.T. Moul, 8739, 1956 CHRB 56658.


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