Phoradendron leucarpum

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Phoradendron leucarpum
American Mistletoe (NGM XXXI p514).jpg
Phoradendron leucarpum[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Santalaceae
Genus: Phoradendron
Species: P. leucarpum
Binomial name
Phoradendron leucarpum
(Raf.) Reveal & M. C. Johnst.
  • Phoradendron flavescens (Pursh) Nutt. ex A. Gray
  • Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M. C. Johnst.
  • Phoradendron tomentosum (DC.) A. Gray
  • Phoradendron villosum (Nutt.) Engelm.
  • Viscum leucarpum Raf. (basionym)
  • Viscum serotinum Raf.
  • Viscum tomentosum DC.
  • Viscum villosum Nutt.

Phoradendron leucarpum is a species of mistletoe which is native to the United States and Mexico. Its common names include American mistletoe, eastern mistletoe, hairy mistletoe, oak mistletoe, Pacific mistletoe, or western mistletoe. [2]


  1. ^ illustration by Mary E. Eaton, "Our State Flowers: The Floral Emblems Chosen by the Commonwealths", The National Geographic Magazine, XXXI (June 1917), p. 514.
  2. ^ "Taxon: Phoradendron leucarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M. C. Johnst.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-01-14.