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    Author(s): B. W. Geils; I. Vázquez Collazo
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Geils, Brian W.; Cibrián Tovar, Jose; Moody, Benjamin, tech. coords. Mistletoes of North American Conifers. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-98. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-8
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    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). Many mistletoes are specially adapted for avian pollination and dispersal, and several avian species make extensive use of these resources (Kuijt 1969a, Watson 2001). The mistletoes are damaging pathogens of trees; and in many parts of the world are serious forest pests (Hawksworth 1983, Knutson 1983). General information on mistletoes is available at Calder and Berhhardt (1983), Cházaro and others (1992), Geils (2001a, 2001b), Gill and Hawksworth (1961), Kuijt (1969a), Mistletoe Center (2002), Nickrent (2002), Sinclare and others (1987), and Vega (1976).

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    Geils, B. W.; Collazo, I. Vázquez. 2002. Chapter 1. Loranthaceae and Viscaceae in North America. In: Geils, Brian W.; Cibrián Tovar, Jose; Moody, Benjamin, tech. coords. Mistletoes of North American Conifers. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-98. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-8

    Keywords

    leafy mistletoe, true mistletoe, dwarf mistletoe, forest pathology, life history, silviculture, forest management

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