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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta californica Hook. & Arn.
Inflorescence: head- to panicle-like, flowers 3--20; pedicels (0.5)1--2.5(3) mm. Flower: 3--5(5.5) mm, papillate or not, parts in 5s; calyx 3/4 to = corolla tube, bell-shaped, generally divided 1/2--2/3, not veined, shiny when membranous, not shiny when fleshy, lobes triangular to lanceolate, bases overlapped, margins entire, tip acute to acuminate; corolla tube 1.6--2.4 mm, bell-shaped, bulged below lobes or not, scales 0, lobes erect, reflexed in age, >= tube, narrowly lanceolate, margins entire, tips acute to acuminate, straight; anthers exserted, 0.6--1 mm, oblong to linear; styles 1.2--2.2 mm, >= ovary. Fruit: 1.5--2.2 mm, 1.2--2.5 mm wide, spheric or ovoid-conic, tip pointed or not, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, not translucent, +- enclosed by corolla (top barely visible). Seed: 1--4, 0.9--1.3 mm, 0.8--1.1 mm wide, widely elliptic to obovate.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta brachycalyx
Next taxon: Cuscuta californica var. apiculata
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21422, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.