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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta nevadensis I.M. Johnst.
Inflorescence: umbel-like, flowers 1--2(5); pedicels (0.5)2.5--4 mm. Flower: (2.8)3--4(5) mm, membranous except receptacle, base of perianth fleshy or not, parts generally in 5s; calyx +- = corolla tube, narrowly bell-shaped, divided 2/3, generally veined, shiny, lobes lanceolate, bases overlapped, margins +- entire, tip acute to acuminate; corolla tube 1.3--2.5 mm, bell-shaped, scales reaching stamen bases, widely ovate to +- spheric, +- truncate, margins uniformly short-fringed, lobes +- erect to reflexed, = to +- > tube, ovate to oblong, margins entire to irregularly finely dentate, tip acute, straight; filaments (0)0.1--0.3 mm, anthers included or +- exserted, 0.4--0.7 mm, elliptic to oblong; styles 0.5--1 mm, 1/2 to = ovary. Fruit: 1.4--2.1 mm, 1.2--2 mm wide, spheric-ovoid to ovoid, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, translucent, capped by corolla. Seed: 1, 0.9--1.2 mm, 0.85--1.1 mm wide, spheric-ovoid; embryo enlarged on 1 end.
Ecology: Desert, on shrubs in Atriplex, Ambrosia, Psorothamnus, Xylorhiza; Elevation: 400--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMtns; Distribution Outside California: Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Oct Note: Generally misidentified as Cuscuta denticulata, Cuscuta salina.
Unabridged Synonyms: Cuscuta salina var. apoda (Yunck.) Yunck.; Cuscuta veatchii var. apoda Yunck.; Cuscuta vivipara Beliz, ined.
Unabridged Note: Incl type of Cuscuta vivipara Beliz ined. (Beliz et al. 1000, UC) and other collections at UC, New York, GH cited or annotated by Beliz under that name as well as Cuscuta denticulata, Cuscuta salina. Generally misidentified as Cuscuta denticulata, Cuscuta salina.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
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Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2017. Cuscuta nevadensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=21434, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.