Placed in Viscaceae in Michigan Flora.
In western North America, from southern Alaska to Mexico, there are several larger and more conspicuous species of this genus than ours. These are important parasites on gymnosperms and are of serious concern to foresters. The common mistletoe used in this country for decoration at the Christmas season is a member of this family, Phoradendron leucarpum (Raf.) Reveal & M. C. Johnst., a native of the southern states. The true European mistletoe is Viscum album L. Our non-green, essentially leafless dwarf mistletoe looks quite different from these familiar species.
All species found in Arceuthobium
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 20, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Arceuthobium.