Phoradendron serotinum ssp. macrophyllum
TJM1: Phoradendron macrophyllum.
Other scientific names: Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. macrophyllum.
Family: Viscaceae (MISTLETOE), Santalaceae (SANDALWOOD).
Other common names: bigleaf mistletoe.
Generic common name: MISTLETOE.
Peter Strauss Ranch: sycamore trees at the front lawn, Feb 2010.
Characteristics: Native, Green, Small, Clusters, Odd, Simple, Woody, Perennial, Winter, Early Spring.
The scientific names for the mistletoe group are currently in flux. We follow the TJM2 name here, but recent discussions posted on Jepson Interchange for California Floristics list Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. macrophyllum as the current name for this species.