List of Arceuthobium species

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Recently the number of species within the Arceuthobium has been reduced from 42 to 26.[1] The structure of the subgenera and sections follows Nickrent et al. (2004) who resolved the phylogeny of the genus using nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences and chloroplast trnT-L-F sequences.

Much of the work in Arceuthobium systematics was undertaken and compiled by Hawksworth and Wiens[2]

Subgenus Arceuthobium[edit]

Section Arceuthobium[edit]

Section Chinense Nickrent[edit]

Section Azorica[edit]

Subgenus Vaginata[edit]

Section Americana Nickrent[edit]

Section Penda Nickrent[edit]

Section Globosa Nickrent[edit]

  • Arceuthobium globosum D. Hawksw. & Wiens including: A. globosum subsp. grandicaule D. Hawksw. & Wiens, A. aureum D. Hawksw. & Wiens subsp. aureum, A. aureum subsp. petersonii D. Hawksw. & Wiens

Section Pusilla Nickrent[edit]

Section Rubra D. Hawksw. & Wiens[edit]

Section Vaginata D. Hawksw. & Wiens[edit]

This section has the broadest range of host species, parasitizing 20 species of Pinus.[1]

Section Minuta D. Hawksw. & Wiens[edit]

Section Campylopoda D. Hawksw. & Wiens[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Nickrent, D.L.; M.A. García; M.P. Martín; R.L. Mathiasen (2004). "A phylogeny of all species of Arceuthobium (Viscaceae) using nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences". American Journal of Botany. 91 (1): 125–138. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.1.125. PMID 21653369. 
  2. ^ a b c Hawksworth, F.G.; D. Wiens (1995). Dwarf mistletoe: biology, pathology, and systematics. USDA Forest Service.