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Notes on the Cretan mistletoe, Viscum album subsp creticum subsp nova (Loranthaceae/Viscaceae)

Bohling, N; Greuter, W; Raus, T; Snogerup, Britt LU ; Snogerup, Sven LU and Zuber, D (2002) In Israel journal of plant sciences 50(Suppl 1). p.77-84
Abstract
Viscum album subsp. creticum, known from two mountain areas of E. Crete, is described as new to science. It combines features of the two presently accepted conifer mistletoes, resembling the fir parasite, subsp. abietis, in gross morphology but genetically (by nrDNA ITS sequence data) close to the pine parasite, subsp. austriacum, while differing from either in hypocotyl shape and nucleotide sequences of cpDNA. Its host is Pinus halepensis subsp. brutia, a taxon not normally affected by mistletoes. It is thus likely that the new subspecies has its own, particular host tree. Hypotheses of the Cretan mistletoe's history and endemic status are discussed on the background of documented size fluctuations of Cretan pine forests and their... (More)
Viscum album subsp. creticum, known from two mountain areas of E. Crete, is described as new to science. It combines features of the two presently accepted conifer mistletoes, resembling the fir parasite, subsp. abietis, in gross morphology but genetically (by nrDNA ITS sequence data) close to the pine parasite, subsp. austriacum, while differing from either in hypocotyl shape and nucleotide sequences of cpDNA. Its host is Pinus halepensis subsp. brutia, a taxon not normally affected by mistletoes. It is thus likely that the new subspecies has its own, particular host tree. Hypotheses of the Cretan mistletoe's history and endemic status are discussed on the background of documented size fluctuations of Cretan pine forests and their propensity to burning. (Less)
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Israel journal of plant sciences
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10.1560/RRJ4-HU15-8BFM-WAUK
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  abstract     = {Viscum album subsp. creticum, known from two mountain areas of E. Crete, is described as new to science. It combines features of the two presently accepted conifer mistletoes, resembling the fir parasite, subsp. abietis, in gross morphology but genetically (by nrDNA ITS sequence data) close to the pine parasite, subsp. austriacum, while differing from either in hypocotyl shape and nucleotide sequences of cpDNA. Its host is Pinus halepensis subsp. brutia, a taxon not normally affected by mistletoes. It is thus likely that the new subspecies has its own, particular host tree. Hypotheses of the Cretan mistletoe's history and endemic status are discussed on the background of documented size fluctuations of Cretan pine forests and their propensity to burning.},
  author       = {Bohling, N and Greuter, W and Raus, T and Snogerup, Britt and Snogerup, Sven and Zuber, D},
  booktitle    = {Israel journal of plant sciences},
  issn         = {0792-9978},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Suppl 1},
  pages        = {77--84},
  publisher    = {Laser Pages Publ Ltd},
  title        = {Notes on the Cretan mistletoe, Viscum album subsp creticum subsp nova (Loranthaceae/Viscaceae)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1560/RRJ4-HU15-8BFM-WAUK},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2002},
}