Cuscuta


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Noun1.Cuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodderCuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
dodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
Cuscuta gronovii, love vine - leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
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The weed, known as field dodder or Cuscuta japonica, whose origin has been traced to North America, is a parasitic plant meaning that it draws nutrients from host plants and trees suffocating them, sometimes to death."It is becoming a nightmare particularly in western Kenya, the Rift Valley and in parts of the Central region," said Dr Eston Mutitu, a Senior Entomologist and Chief Research Scientist at the Kenya Forest Research Institute (Kefri).
Don against some plant pathogenic fungi and Cuscuta campestrisYunck.
2 Strangling suspects Also known as strangleweed, devil's guts, witches' shoelaces and devil's ringlet but better known as dodder (Cuscuta), this pernicious relative of bindweed twines itself round a host plant and inserts itself into the host's vascular system - sucking out everything it needs to live and killing its plant victim.
Cuscuta chinensis Lam., called TuSiZi in Chinese, is a traditional Chinese medicine generally used as a functional food and known to enhance reproductive system ability (7).
A RAPID METHOD FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF ALABAMA CUSCUTA USING PCR-RFLP.
By reason of the highest proportion in the chemical components of Cuscuta chinensis Lam., flavonoids and phenolic acids are two kinds of major bioactive compounds isolated from this TCM.
Astragalin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, has been identified in a variety of plants (Figure 1 and Table 1) such as Cuscuta chinensis Lam., a member of the Convolvulaceae family, which consists of about 60 genera and 1,650 species.
This study aimed to determine the most appropriate control methods for smoothseed alfalfa dodder (Cuscuta approximata Bab.), infesting alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) in Van, Turkey.