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Published In: Flora Taurico-Caucasica 3: 629–630. 1819. (Fl. Taur.-Caucas.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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General/Distribution: A genus of 15 species, distributed in N. America, W. Indies, Medit¬erranean region, China, Malaya, Java and India. Represented in W. Pakistan by 2 species.

 

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Plants green, semi-parasitic on tree-trunks and branches, dioecious, dichotomously branched, branches jointed. Leaves scale-like. Flowers minute, unisexual; bract cup-shaped. Male perianth 2-5 lobed; anthers sessile, single-lobed. Female perianth 2-lobed, tubular below. Ovary inferior. Fruit a berry. Seed 1, surrounded by mucilage.
 

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1 Plants up to 20 cm long, yellowish-green. Seed cylindrical Arceuthobium oxycedri
+ Plants up to 8 mm long, brownish-green. Seed ovate-lanceolate Arceuthobium minutissimum
 
 
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