Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M.C.Johnst.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M.C.Johnst.

  • Description

    Species Description - Freely branched, the stems thick, brittle, 2–4 dm; internodes 1.5–5 cm; lvs oblong to obovate, 2–6 cm, blunt or rounded, cuneate at base; dioecious; spikes solitary or few together, 1–5 cm; staminate infls of 3–6 segments, each segment with 15–60 fls; pistillate infls of 3–5 segments, each segment with 4–11 fls; fr 4–5 mm, white; 2n=28. On many spp. of trees; N.J. to s. O., s. Ind., and s. Mo., s. to Fla. and Tex. Oct.–Dec. (P. flavescens; P. leucarpum, the spelling a correctable orthographic error for leucocarpum; not P. leucocarpum Pacz.)

  • Common Names

    American Christmas-mistletoe