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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta veatchii Brandegee
Inflorescence: umbel-like, flowers 1(2--5); pedicels 0.5--2.5(3.5) mm. Flower: 1.9--3.2 mm, membranous except receptacle, base of perianth fleshy or not, parts in (4s)5s; calyx +- >= corolla tube, +- bell-shaped, divided +- 2/3, generally veined, shiny, lobes oblong to obovate-rhombic, bases overlapped, margins +- irregularly finely dentate, tip acute to acuminate; corolla tube 0.8--1.6 mm, bell-shaped, scales reaching stamen bases, oblong, truncate, margins uniformly densely fringed, lobes suberect to reflexed, = to +- > tube, ovate to oblong, margins entire to irregularly finely dentate, tip acute, straight; filaments 0.2--0.4 mm, anthers included or +- exserted, 0.3--0.4 mm, +- elliptic; styles 0.3--0.8 mm, 1/3 to 1/2 ovary. Fruit: 1.4--2.2 mm, 1.2--1.8 mm wide, spheric-ovoid to ovoid, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, translucent, capped by corolla. Seed: 1, 0.8--1.15 mm, 0.8--1.1 mm wide, +- spheric-ovoid; embryo enlarged on 1 end.
Ecology: Desert, on Bursera, Schinus; Elevation: +- 400--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon (San Diego Co.; extirpated); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Oct(Dec)
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta suksdorfii
Next taxon: Dichondra
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta veatchii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21435, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.