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A new combination for Hawksworth's dwarf mistletoe (Viscaceae)

Mathiasen, Robert L. (2007) A new combination for Hawksworth's dwarf mistletoe (Viscaceae). Novon, 17 (2). pp. 217-221. ISSN 1055-3177


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Morphological and molecular analyses of Honduran dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium hondurense Hawksworth & Wiens) and Hawksworth's dwarf mistletoe (A. hawksworthii Wiens & C. G. Shaw bis) indicate these taxa are closely related but can be distinguished based on a few morphological differences. They can also be distinguished by their phenology and host range. Because there are only a few morphological differences between these dwarf mistletoes and because the DNA sequences that have been examined for them are nearly identical, Hawksworth's dwarf mistletoe is reclassified as a subspecies of Honduran dwarf mistletoe: Arceuthobium hondurense subsp. hawksworthii (Wiens & C. G. Shaw bis) Mathiasen. It is principally parasitic on Pinus caribaea but also on P. tecunumaii.

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.3417/1055-3177(2007)17[217:ANCFHD]2.0.CO;2
Keywords: angiosperms; Arcenthobium; Arceuthobium; dicotyledons; DNA sequences; eukaryotes; Honduran dwarf mistletoe; hondurense; Pinaceae; Pinopsida; Pinus; New taxa; Viscum album;
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Forestry
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 19:06
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2020

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