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Sonoran Desert Mistletoes

Hemi-parasites growing usually hanging downward from branches of woody shrubs and trees. Inconspicuous, but fragrant flowers. Stems appearing jointed or segmented. Fruit a berry.

Desert Mistletoe

Phoradendron californicum

Mistletoe

Phoradendron macrophyllum

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Grows pendantly from various desert trees, especially mesquites and palo verdes. Mostly leafless. Detailed Description

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Grows pendantly from large deciduous trees like cottonwoods. Larger leathery leaves. Detailed Description

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