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Phoradendron leucarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst.
oak mistletoe

General Information
Symbol: PHLE14
Group: Dicot
Family: Viscaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Richard A. Howard. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, LA, New Orleans. Usage Requirements.

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 639. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
PHEA Phoradendron eatonii Trel.
PHFL2 Phoradendron flavescens (Pursh) Nutt. ex A. Gray.
PHFLO Phoradendron flavescens (Pursh) Nutt. ex A. Gray. var. orbiculatum (Engelm.) Engelm.
PHMA15 Phoradendron macrotomum Trel.
PHSE9 Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M.C. Johnst.
PHSEM Phoradendron serotinum (Raf.) M.C. Johnst. var. macrotomum (Trel.) M.C. Johnst.
VIFL5 Viscum flavescens sensu Pursh p.p., non Viscum flavens Sw.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Santalales
Family Viscaceae – Christmas Mistletoe family
Genus Phoradendron Nutt. – mistletoe
Species Phoradendron leucarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M.C. Johnst. – oak mistletoe

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Phoradendron serotinum
Christmas mistletoe



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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