Arceuthobium

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Noun1.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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Two plants that take a different approach are the dodders and dwarf mistletoe. Dodder, a member of the morning glory family, is a flowering vine of which there are about nine species native to New York.
For instance, dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium spp.) not only increases the likelihood of herbivore-induced tree mortality in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa; Parker et al., 2006) it also considerably alters forest fire dynamics (Hoffman et al., 2007).
There are three types of mistletoe: European mistletoe which is thought to have medicinal properties; American mistletoe (the one we associate with our kissing customs); and the dwarf mistletoe which is known to be toxic.
First, they considered the possibility of using the larvae of Callophrys (formely Mitoura) spinetorum (Hewitson) and Callophrys johnsoni (Skinner) to control populations of dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium, Viscaceae) in the USA.
Of these nests, 90.2% were on platforms, mostly in clumps of deformed limbs caused by dwarf mistletoe (primarily Arceuthobium douglasii), and 9.8% were in cavities in trees.
Charting the isophasic endophyte of dwarf mistletoe Arceuthobium douglasii (Viscaceae) in host apical buds.
Federal Minister for Environment Hamid Ullah Jan Afridi said there is a need to explore new opportunities for biodiversity benefits from sustainable tourism, controlled hunting and watershed and ecosystem services, to address the natural resource related issues by undertaking pilot initiatives in select communities, to reduce the consumption of fuel-wood, timber and forage a sustainable level; reducing risks to healthy Juniper trees from the dwarf mistletoe, fungi, Juniper berry, wasp and forest fires; and controlling and regulating land use to prevent cutting of Juniper trees for conversion of land to cultivation, housing and other uses.
The Government is doing what it can but real change would come about with participation of all segments of society." Federal Minister for Environment Hamid Ullah Jan Afridi said there is a need to explore new opportunities for biodiversity benefits from sustainable tourism, controlled hunting and watershed and ecosystem services, to address the natural resource related issues by undertaking pilot initiatives in select communities, to reduce the consumption of fuel-wood, timber and forage a sustainable level; reducing risks to healthy Juniper trees from the dwarf mistletoe, fungi, Juniper berry, wasp and forest fires; and controlling and regulating land use to prevent cutting of Juniper trees for conversion of land to cultivation, housing and other uses.
Foresters identified a 216-acre (87-ha) ponderosa pine stand that needed thinning to control dwarf mistletoe and reduce an unnatural tree density.
In addition, many ponderosa pine trees along the Colorado Front Range are infested with dwarf mistletoe (Maffei 1989).
editor: The photo in Melissa Stewart's Clippings (From Bad to Benefactor, Spring 2003) extolling the value of dwarf mistletoe for wildlife is actually a photo of the beautiful lichen Letheria vulpina.