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Larch dwarf mistletoe not found on alpine larchAuthor(s): Robert L. Mathiasen; Brian W. Geils; Clinton E. Carlson; Frank G. Hawksworth
Source: Res. Note RM-533. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionReports of larch dwarf mistletoe parasitizing alpine larch are based on two collections of this host/parasite combination made by J.R. Weir in Montana during the early 1900s. Examination of host material from these collections indicates that the host is western larch, not alpine larch as previously reported. Attempts to locate larch dwarf mistletoe on alpine larch were unsuccessful, leaving no valid reports of larch dwarf mistletoe on alpine larch.
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CitationMathiasen, Robert L.; Geils, Brian W.; Carlson, Clinton E.; Hawksworth, Frank G. 1995. Larch dwarf mistletoe not found on alpine larch. Res. Note RM-RN-533. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsArceuthobium laricis, Larix lyallii, Larix occidentalis, hosts
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