Chicago Botanic Garden
Catalog #: 13136
Taxon: Arceuthobium vaginatum (Willd.) J. Presl
Family: Viscaceae
Collector: Denise Wilson, Stanley Smookler   s.n.   
Date: 2008-09-26
Verbatim Date: 2008-9-26
Locality: United States, Colorado, Golden, Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
39.858097  -105.354092  NAD-83
Location Remarks: Above Nott Creek Parking lot, close to CO Hwy 46 & the ranger stations road, up to 7 meters (200 feet) north of trail.
Elevation: 2378 meters (7800ft)
Habitat: montane open ponderosa pine slope
Associated Species: Pinus ponderosa, Pontentilla drymocallis fissa, P. effusa, Artemisia grigida and A. campestri, Arctostaphylis spp., Symphyotricum porteri
Description: parasite of ponderosa pine, witches broom on branches; internodes less than 4 times as long as wide; light green to copper in color, but turns black when seeds explode
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Record ID: 3b92d4d8-20f7-401f-bfed-cdd977ae1737
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Nyree Zerega (
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