2825.000 Cassytha L. - Dodder-laurels

Description of the genus

Parasitic herbs with thread-like yellow, orange or brown stems. Leaves reduced to small scales. Flowers small, bracteolate, bisexual. Perianth 6-parted; 3 outer smaller than 3 inner. Style well-developed, subcapitate. Fruit completely enclosed in the fleshy receptacle.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World tropics, especially Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Cassytha pondoensis var. pondoensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
filiformis L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pondoensis Engl. var. pondoensis EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cassytha:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cassytha
Flora of Malawi: Cassytha
Flora of Mozambique: Cassytha
Flora of Zambia: Cassytha

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassytha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassytha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cassytha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassytha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassytha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cassytha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=608, retrieved 24 July 2016

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