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Chapter 4. Arceuthobium in North America

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2007
The biology, pathology, and systematics of dwarf mistletoes are recently and well reviewed in Hawksworth and Wiens (1996). That monograph forms the basis for the text in this and chapter 5 and should be consulted for more information (for example, references, photographs, and distribution maps).

Chapter 3. Phoradendron in Mexico and the United States

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2007
The generally familiar mistletoes are the leafy Phoradendron that typically infest hardwood trees and are placed at doorways for winter celebrations.

Chapter 2. Psittacanthus in Mexico

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2007
The Psittacanthus, parrot-flower, is the only genus of the family Loranthaceae that is significant to conifer forestry in North America. These mistletoes do not occur in Canada or the United States; and in Mexico, they are only important in central and southern portions.

Chapter 1. Loranthaceae and Viscaceae in North America

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2007
The mistletoes are a diverse group in the order Santales of shrubby, usually aerial, parasitic plants with fruits possessing a viscid layer (Kuijt 1968, 1969a). They are widely distributed geographically and as a group have a broad host range on conifers and other woody plants (Calder 1983).

Dwarf mistletoe effects on fuel loadings in ponderosa pine forests in northern Arizona

Publications Posted on: July 05, 2007
Southwestern dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium vaginatum (Willd.) J. Presl ssp. cryptopodum) infests about 0.9 million ha in the southwestern United States. Several studies suggest that dwarf mistletoes affect forest fuels and fire behavior; however, few studies have quantified these effects.

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