Cuscuta umbellata Kunth  
Family: Convolvulaceae
flatglobe dodder,  more...
[Cuscuta umbellata var. reflexa (Coult.) Yuncker,  more]
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Plant: Leafless and rootless, perennial, parasite forb; stems twining or trailing, yellow-orange Flowers: flowers small, almost colorless, in many-flowered cymose clusters; calyx equaling or surpassing the campanulate corolla tube Fruit: a circumscissile capsule. Notes: This plant is parasitic. It is leafless, rootless, and the stems yellow.Haustoria (suckers) are present.The corolla is campanulate in shape. References: Kearney & Peebles; Arizona Flora. ASU specimans
Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Vine General: Parasitic perennial forb with slender but profuse stems, twining or trailing, yellow-orange Leaves: Reduced to scales or not present. Flowers: Glabrous or slightly puberulent, 4-6 mm long, pentamerous, on pedicels 2-8 mm long, forming dense compound cymes; calyx turbinate, lobes as long as or longer than campanulate corolla, acute to acuminate; corolla lobes equal corolla tube, oblong to lancolate, acute to acuminate, usually reflexed; campanulate corolla almost colorless, whitish. Fruits: Depressed-globose capsule, with ring of low, road, rounded tubercules about intrastylar aperture, circumscissile, whithering corolla in fruit. Ecology: Found on various hosts, mostly herbaceous. Distribution: AZ, CO, NM, TX, KS, LO; south to S. Amer. Notes: Parasitic on Polygonum, Atriplex, Suaeda, Alternanthera, Amaranthus, Boerhaavia, Trianthema, Kallstroemia, Tribulus, and Euphorbia. Ethnobotany: Unknown for this species, but other species in this genera have many uses. Etymology: Cuscuta is the name of an Arabic derivation meaning dodder, umbellata refers to the form of the flowers. Synonyms: Cuscuta umbellata var. reflexa, Grammica umbellata Editor: SBuckley 2010, FSCoburn 2015
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