SHOOTS: 10-20(-27) cm high, 3-10 mm wide at base, orange to reddish-brown. STAMINATE FLOWERS: 2.5-3 mm in diameter. FRUIT: 4.5-5.5 mm long. HOSTS: mainly Pinus ponderosa, but also P. arizonica and P.engelmannii in s AZ. NOTES: See also parent taxon for further description. Ponderosa Pine forests: all AZ cos. except La Paz and Yuma; 1750-2950 m (5800-9700 ft); May-Jun; n CO to s NM, w TX, s UT; Son., Chih., Coah., Mex. REFERENCES: Hawksworth, Frank G. 1994. Viscaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 27(2), 241-245.