Cuscuta reflexa

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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.

Convolvulaceae

Life form: climber

 

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: pyxis

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Solananae
Ordo:
Convolvulales
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Cuscuta reflexa, commonly known as giant dodder, is a climber.

Contents

Naming

Cuscuta reflexa was described by William Roxburgh in 1798. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cuscuta reflexa is a species in the genus Cuscuta which contains approximately 157 to 249 species and belongs to the family of the Cuscutaceae (Dodder Family). The type species of the genus is Cuscuta europaea.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Cuscuta reflexa produces cluster of white campanulate flowers from October to December.

The climbers produce pyxides.

Root System

Distribution

Cuscuta reflexa is native to the Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka and the Malay Peninsula.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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