Taxon: Cassytha filiformis L.

Genus: Cassytha
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 400199
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:35. 1753
Name Verified on: 04-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Oct-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(2):143. 2001)
  • Materials: gum/resin (in paper-making fide F ChinaEng)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (source of a brown dye fide Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: parasite (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(2):143. 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Hainan, - Hunan, - Jiangxi, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Singapore
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland


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