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Arceuthobium oxycedri M. Bieb., Fl. Taur. Cauc. 3: 629. 1819. Boiss., l.c.; Brandis, l. c. 553; Parsa, l.c.; Parker, l.c.; P.W. Ball in Tutin et al, l.c.

  • Arceuthobium americanum Nutt.. ex A. Gray
  • Viscum oxycedri DC.

    Tufted., yellow-green semi-parasite, up to 20 cm long; internodes up to 8 mm long. Leaves opposite, up to 2 mm long, connate, calyculate, ovate, acute. Flowers solitary or in 2-4 flowered terminal clusters, sub-sessile; male perianth 3-4 lobed; lobes 1-1.5 mm long, elliptic-ovate, acute, glabrous, yellow; anthers 3-4; sub-globose, 0.5 mm broad, sessile, attached to the middle of the perianth lobes. Female perianth 1 mm long, obovate, persis┬Čtent, ovary sub-sessile, style cylindrical. Berry ovate-oblong, 2 mm long, glabrous, shortly pedicellate. Seed cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, acute, slightly pubescent; dispersal explosive.

    Fl. Per.: Aug.-Sept.

    Type: Described from France on Juniperus oxycedrus L.

    Distribution: S. Europe, W. Asia, N. Africa, Australia, India and W. Pakistan.

    A new record from Baluchistan. The plant is parasitic on Juniperus polycarpos C. Koch (j. macropoda auct.).


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