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

Robert L. Mathiasen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007


  • Arceuthobium
  • Honduran dwarf mistletoe
  • Viscaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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