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Genus: Cuscuta

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Solanales > Family: Convolvulaceae

Parasites. About 140 species, widespread in warmer regions, with 12 species native to southern Africa. In addition, three species are naturalised in the region, two of which are declared Category 1 invasive plants in South Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cuscuta africana

 

Cuscuta angulata

 

Cuscuta appendiculata

 

Cuscuta australis

 

Cuscuta bifurcata

 

Cuscuta cassytoides

 

Cuscuta gerrardii

 

Cuscuta hyalina

 

Cuscuta kilimanjari

 

Cuscuta natalensis

 

Cuscuta nitida

 

Cuscuta planiflora

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Cuscuta campestris

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Cuscuta epithymum

 

Cuscuta suaveolens

 

 


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