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Western Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum)
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Western Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum)

General: Western Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum) is a parasitic plant that lives by taking water and nutrients from other species of plants. There are nine species of mistletoe in Nevada (perhaps eight in southern Nevada), and Western Dwarf Mistletoe specializes on White Fir.

In the genus Arceuthobium, the plant reproduces by ejecting sticky seeds from the berry . The seeds land on other branches or other trees and start a new plant.

Family: Mistletoe (Santalaceae [formerly Viscaceae]).

Western Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum) Western Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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