Family: Santalaceae, Mistletoe Family
Lower Taxa: None
Habit: Parasitic shrub, arboreal
Habitat: Coastal Plain swamps and mesic woods, primarily on Nyssa sylvatica but reported on Acer rubrum and Liquidambar styraciflua;
Ranges: CD-S, O, PB & DB
Frequency: Occasional, locally abundant
Rank/Status: G5, S2 / State Threatened, LP, HP
Wetland Status: FACW (based on primary host species)
Reproduction: Flowers in September and October, distributed by migrating birds.
Comments: Seeds poisonous, possible medicinal use for blood and cancer treatments. The plants was nearly exterminated early in 20th century. Formerly found from the Delaware Bay, north along river to Camden; along coast into the Raritan Bay area.
Refence Specimen: Atsion, Burlington Co., B. Long 18326, 1917, CHRB 006793.