Fresh sample of Phoradendron leucarpum on a Citrus tree from Florida. White berries are produced in winter and eaten / disseminated by birds.
The attachment site of the leafy misletoe to the tree.
A cross section through the infection site where the dwarf mistletoe is infecting the branch. Light areas are the misletoe, dark area is the wood.
Phoradendron juniperinum from a juniper growing in New Mexico. This is a leafy mistletoe that does not have conspicuous leaves.
Large clumps of Phoradendron juniperinum from Juniper growing in northern Arizona.
Phoradendron on Arizona cypress. This mistletoe does have leaves but they are smaller than the leaves of Phoradendron on hardwoods.