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

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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filiformis L.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cassytha:

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Flora of Caprivi: Cassytha
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cassytha
Flora of Malawi: Cassytha
Flora of Mozambique: Cassytha
Flora of Zambia: Cassytha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cassytha

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cassytha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cassytha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassytha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cassytha
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iNaturalist: Cassytha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassytha
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassytha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cassytha
Plants of the World Online: Cassytha
Tropicos: Cassytha
Wikipedia: Cassytha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Cassytha.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=608, retrieved 18 July 2024

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