Phoradendron leucarpum macrophyllum

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Rosids Santalales Santalaceae Phoradendron

Big-Leaved Mistletoe.

This is a hemi-parasite, it has green leaves and photosynthesizes but it gets its water and some nutrients from the host tree.

Most commonly found in Western Sycamores, though also can use lots of other host trees. Not very common in the front country, except that Goleta near Stow Park seems well infested, but the valley of the Santa Ynez river seems full of it.

Has been called P. macrophyllum and P. serotinum ssp. macrophyllum

Phoradendron leucarpum ssp macrophyllum host

Phoradendron leucarpum ssp macrophyllum berries

Phoradendron leucarpum ssp macrophyllum buds

Phoradendron leucarpum macrophyllum flowerThese might be flowers, which are said to be green and inconspicuous.

Phoradendron leucarpum ssp macrophyllum roots

Phoradendron leucarpum ssp macrophyllum stem

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