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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta cephalanthi Engelm.
Inflorescence: spike- or panicle-like, flowers 3--18; pedicels 0--1 mm. Flower: 2--3 mm, membranous, not papillate, parts in (3s)4s(5s); calyx generally 1/2 corolla tube, shallowly cup-shaped, divided 2/3, not veined, not shiny, lobes oblong-ovate, bases +- overlapped, margins entire to finely serrate, tip obtuse; corolla tube 1.8--2.2 mm, narrowly bell-shaped to cylindric, scales nearly reaching stamen bases, oblong, rounded, sparsely fringed laterally, more densely at tip, lobes erect to reflexed, 1/4--1/3 tube, ovate, margins entire, tip obtuse, straight; filaments 0.3--0.6 mm, anthers included to +- exserted, 0.3--0.5 mm, ovate; styles (0.6)1--2 mm, >= ovary. Fruit: 2.5--3.2(4) mm, 2--4 mm wide, depressed-spheric to spheric, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, not translucent, capped by corolla. Seed: (1)2--3, 1.5--2 mm, 1.3--1.45 mm wide, widely ovate. Chromosomes: 2n=60.
Ecology: On herbs, woody pls, near streams, rivers, lakes; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaR, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, also eastern and southern United States. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta campestris
Next taxon: Cuscuta denticulata
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta cephalanthi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21427, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.