A hyperparasite mistaken for an inflorescence: The identity and typification of Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (Viscaceae)

@article{Kuijt1994AHM,
  title={A hyperparasite mistaken for an inflorescence: The identity and typification of Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (Viscaceae)},
  author={Job Kuijt},
  journal={Novon},
  year={1994},
  volume={4},
  pages={116-118}
}
  • J. Kuijt
  • Published 22 January 1994
  • Biology
  • Novon
The type of Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (Viscaceae) consists of two species of Phor- adendron, one hyperparasitic on the other. The hyperparasite is designated to be the type; the host mistletoe is P. crassifolium (DC.) Eichler. The protologue of the Bolivian Phoradendron rusbyi Britton (in Rusby, 1900; not to be confused with P. rusbyanum Trelease) has been puzzling in the past in that it seemed to be made up of discordant elements. Britton described leaf shape, while the rather fragmentary… Expand

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