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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta jepsonii Yunck.
Inflorescence: head- or raceme-like, flowers 3--7; pedicels 0.5--1.5 mm. Flower: 2--2.7(3) mm, fleshy, papillate, parts in 5s; calyx generally 1/2 corolla tube, shallowly cup-shaped, divided 1/2, not veined or shiny, lobes triangular, bases not overlapped, margins entire, tips acute; corolla tube 1.3--2 mm, bell or +- urn-shaped to spheric to, scales 0, lobes erect, 1/3--1/2 tube, ovate-triangular, margins entire, tip acute, incurved; filaments 0.2--0.3 mm, anthers included, widely elliptic, 0.2--0.3 mm; styles 0.4--0.8 mm, < ovary. Fruit: +- spheric to +- depressed-spheric, 2--3 mm, 2--3.5 mm wide, thickened, raised around opening between styles, translucent, surrounded by corolla. Seed: 2--4, 0.9--1.1 mm, 0.8--1 mm wide.
Ecology: On Ceanothus diversifolius, Ceanothus prostratus; Elevation: 1200--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: Possibly extinct; differs from Cuscuta indecora, with which it is sometimes united, in absence of corolla scales, smaller anthers.
Unabridged Note: Known only from several collections, possibly extinct; differs from Cuscuta indecora, with which it is sometimes united, in absence of corolla scales, smaller anthers.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cuscuta japonica var. formosana
Next taxon: Cuscuta nevadensis
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2017. Cuscuta jepsonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21449, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.