First record of Loranthaceae mistletoes on gymnosperm hosts from Nepal

  • M. P. Devkota Department of Botany
  • R. M Kunwar Center for Biological Conservation
Keywords: Gymnosperm, Mistletoe, Nepal, New record, Scurrula

Abstract

Lorarthaceae mistletoes rarely infect gymnosperm hosts. Scurrula pulverulenta (Wall). G. Don and Scurrula elata (Edgew). dancer have beenĀ  recorded for the first time from the gymnosperm hosts Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W.C. Cheng (Taxodiaceae) and Pinus roxburghii Sargent (Pinaceae) respectively from the Kathmendu valley, Nepal.

Key words: Gymnosperm; Mistletoe; Nepal; New record; Scurrula

doi: 10.3126/eco.v12i0.3204

Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology 12: 85-87, 2005

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Author Biographies

M. P. Devkota, Department of Botany
Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Amrit Science Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
R. M Kunwar, Center for Biological Conservation
Conserevation Officer, Center for Biological Conservation, Kathmandu, Nepal
How to Cite
Devkota, M., & Kunwar, R. (1). First record of Loranthaceae mistletoes on gymnosperm hosts from Nepal. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 12, 85-87. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v12i0.3204
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