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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta salina Engelm.
Inflorescence: umbel-like, flowers 2--16; pedicels (0.5)1--5 mm. Flower: 2.5--4.5 mm, membranous, papillate or not, parts in 5s; calyx generally = corolla tube, +- cylindric, generally divided 1/2, not veined, +- shiny, lobes lance-ovate to lanceolate, bases not overlapped, margins entire, tip acute to acuminate; corolla tube 1.2--2 mm, +- cylindric, scales 4/5--9/10 corolla tube, oblong to +- obovate, rounded, uniformly densely fringed, lobes reflexed to spreading, generally = tube, ovate- to lance-oblong, margins entire, tip acute to acuminate, straight; filaments 0.3--0.7 mm, anthers exserted, 0.3--0.7 mm, elliptic; styles 0.4--0.9 mm, generally < ovary. Fruit: 1.6--2.5 mm, 1.7--2.2 mm wide, elliptic-ovoid, +- thickened, +- raised around opening between styles, not translucent, surrounded or capped by corolla. Seed: 1, 1.35--1.6 mm, 1.25--1.43 mm wide, widely elliptic to +- spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Generally on herbs on inland salt flats; Elevation: 50--100 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, GV, SnFrB, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Utah, New Mexico, Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Nov
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta reflexa
Next taxon: Cuscuta suaveolens
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta salina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21469, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.