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.