Genus: Cassytha (False dodder, Devil's tresses,
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Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants)
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> Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering
plants) > magnoliids > Order: Laurales > Family: Lauraceae
Of the total of 17
species, 14 are native to Australia and three to Africa of which two
occur in southern Africa. There is also an introduced, naturalised species
in southern Africa. Parasitic plants that form a network of entwining,
yellow tendrils over shrubs and trees.
Members of the genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae) have
a similar parasitic habit and appearance.
Species native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI),
Flora of Zimbabwe and