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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cuscuta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cuscuta obtusiflora Kunth var. glandulosa Engelm.
Inflorescence: spike- or panicle-like, flowers 5--18; pedicels 0--1 mm. Flower: 1.8--2.5 mm, membranous, not papillate, parts in (4s)5s; calyx generally = corolla tube, shallowly cup-shaped, divided 1/2, not veined, not shiny, lobes ovate, bases +- overlapped, margins entire, tip obtuse; corolla tube 1--1.5 mm, bell-shaped, scales reaching stamen bases, oblong, rounded, fringed laterally, densely in apical 2/3, lobes erect to spreading, generally = tube, ovate to ovate-oblong, margins entire, tip obtuse, straight; filaments 0.4--0.6 mm, anthers exserted, 0.3--0.4 mm, ovate to widely elliptic; styles 0.4--1.1 mm, <= ovary. Fruit: 1.5--3 mm, 2.5--4 mm wide, depressed-spheric, not thickened or raised around opening between styles, not translucent, surrounded by corolla. Seed: generally 4, 1.4--1.6 mm, 1.2--1.35 mm wide, widely ovate to widely elliptic.
Ecology: On herbs including Alternanthera, Dalea, Lythrum, Polygonum, Xanthium; Elevation: +- < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: Extirpated, formerly sporadically collected in San Bernardino Co., 1890--1898, Sonoma, Butte, Merced cos., 1940s; Distribution Outside California: eastern and southern United States, West Indies, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cuscuta nevadensis
Next taxon: Cuscuta occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Mihai Costea & Saša Stefanović 2016. Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=57201, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.