genus Cuscuta


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Noun1.genus Cuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: doddergenus Cuscuta - 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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Members of the genus Cuscuta are parasitic plants that feed on host plants, limiting growth and lifespan.
Phenolic constituents as taxonomic markers in the genus Cuscuta (Cuscutaceae).
The monotypic family Cuscutaceae has a cosmopolitan occurrence, represented solely by one genus Cuscuta (dodder), with many species native to North America (Kuijt 1969).