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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta denticulata Engelm.
Inflorescence: head-like, 2--7(12); pedicels (0)0.5--2.2 mm. Flower: 1.8--3.1 mm, membranous, not papillate, parts generally in 5s; calyx +- = corolla tube, bell- to urn-shaped, generally divided 2/3, veined, shiny, lobes obovate-round, bases overlapped, margins finely dentate, tip rounded; corolla tube 0.6--1.5 mm, bell-shaped, scales +- = corolla tube, oblong-ovate, rounded, uniformly finely dentate or fringed, lobes reflexed, +- = tube, ovate to widely elliptic, margins finely dentate, tip rounded, straight; filaments 0.2--0.4 mm, anthers included to +- exserted, 0.25--0.4 mm, +- round to elliptic; styles 0.3--0.5 mm, < ovary. Fruit: 1.3--2.1 mm, 1--2 mm wide, spheric-ovoid, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, translucent, capped by corolla. Seed: 1, 0.85--1.1 mm, 0.8--1.1 mm wide, spheric to spheric-ovoid, embryo enlarged on 1 end. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: On herbs, especially shrubs in creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree woodland; Elevation: generally < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta cephalanthi
Next taxon: Cuscuta howelliana
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2017. Cuscuta denticulata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=21433, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.