genus Arceuthobium


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Related to genus Arceuthobium: Phoradendron
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Noun1.genus Arceuthobium - genus of chiefly American plants parasitic on conifers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Loranthaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe family - in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
Arceuthobium pusillum, American mistletoe - small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
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There are about 40 species of dwarf mistletoe in the genus Arceuthobium, and each species attacks a specific species of tree.