Figure 2.2–Flowers and fruits of Arceuthobium americanum. A: terminal portion of staminate shoot showing mature flower buds; B: terminal portion of staminate shoot with open 3-merous flowers; C: terminal portion of pistillate shoot showing flowers shortly after pollination (upper portion of right branch) and developing fruits (left branch) that are about 1 year old and still require approximately 3 months to complete maturation and initial dispersal. (B. Velick).

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