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Cuscuta indecora Choisy var. indecora
Inflorescence: raceme- or panicle-like, flowers 5--40; pedicels 0.5--6 mm. Flower: 2--5.3 mm, fleshy, papillate, parts in 5s; calyx 1/2--3/4 corolla tube, cup-shaped, divided 1/3--2/3, not veined or shiny, lobes triangular-ovate to lanceolate, bases overlapped or not, margins entire, tip acute; corolla tube 1--3.2 mm, bell- or +- urn-shaped to +- spheric, scales reaching stamen bases, +- spoon-shaped, rounded, rarely truncate or 2--3(4) lobed, uniformly densely fringed, lobes +- erect, 1/3 to = tube, triangular-ovate, margins entire, tip acute, incurved; filaments 0.3--0.7 mm, anthers included to +- exserted, 0.3--0.5 mm, ovate-elliptic to oblong; styles 1--2.5 mm, generally = ovary. Fruit: 2--3.5 mm, 1.9--4(5) mm wide, spheric to subspheric, thickened, raised around opening between styles, translucent, surrounded or capped by corolla. Seed: 2--4, 1.4--1.9 mm, 1.25--1.6 mm wide, widely elliptic to oblique, shape varied on 1 plant . Chromosomes: 2n=30.
Ecology: Common. On herbs, woody pls, often in moist fields, roadsides; Elevation: generally < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, SN, GV, D; Distribution Outside California: to Canada, central and southeastern United States, Caribbean, Mexico, South America. Flowering Time: Jun--Nov
Synonyms: Cuscuta hispidula Engelm.; Cuscuta indecora var. bifida Yunck.; Cuscuta indecora var. neuropetala (Engelm.) Hitchcock; Cuscuta neuropetala Engelm.
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuscuta howelliana
Next taxon: Cuscuta japonica var. formosana
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta indecora var. indecora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=57197, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.