Cuscuta

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Related to Cuscutaceae: dodders
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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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Oken 13 Coccinia Cucurbitaceae Telakucha Leaf, indica fruit Wight & Arnold 14 Cuscuta Cuscutaceae Shorno lota Stem reflexa (Roxb.
Dentro del orden Solanales, comparte antepasados evolutivos con las familias Solanaceae, Cuscutaceae y Polemoniaceae que usualmente tienen hojas alternas, flores actinomorfas, petalos unidos, cinco estambres, y un ovario supero que no esta partido en cuatro (MOHLENBROCK, 1990), caracteristicas que, ademas de ser compartidas taxonomicamente, podrian sugerir afinidad en los habitos de arvenses agresivas comunes a varias especies de estas familias y con un reconocido y marcado exito en la adaptacion a ambientes variados, disturbados y agrestes.
The monotypic family Cuscutaceae has a cosmopolitan occurrence, represented solely by one genus Cuscuta (dodder), with many species native to North America (Kuijt 1969).
hastata, Chenopodiaceae Coronopus didymus, Brassicaceae Cotula coronopifolia, Asteraceae Cuscuta salina, Cuscutaceae Distichlis spicata, Poaceae Frankenia grandifolia, Frankeniaceae Grindelia stricta, Asteraceae Jaumea carnosa, Asteraceae Juncus lesueurii, Juncaceae Limonium californicum, Plumbaginaceae Lotus scoparius, Fabaceae Plantago maritima, Plantaginaceae Potentilla edgedie, Rosaceae Salicornia virginica, Chenopodiaceae Scirpus americanus, Cyperaceae Spartina foliosa, Poaceae Spergularia macrotheca, Caryophyllaceae Triglochin maritima, Juncaginaceae Unknown grass - never flowered, Poaceae