Taxon: Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.

 
Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Cuscuteae
Nomen number: 12687
Place of publication: Amer. J. Sci. Arts 43:340, t. 6, figs. 22-24. 1842
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Sep-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • five-angle dodder  (Source: F WVa) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: parasite (fide Castanea 61:278. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Castanea 61:278. 1996)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - North Dakota
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Montana, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia, - District of Columbia
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba

References:

  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Cabrera, A. L. & E. M. Zardini Manual de la flora de los alrededores de Buenos Aires. 1978 (Man BuenAir)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Costea, M. Digital atlas of Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae)(on-line resource). (Atlas Cuscuta)
  • Costea, M. et al. 2006. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta pentagona complex (Convolvulaceae) in North America (Sida) 22:151-175.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Mitchell, R. S., ed. A checklist of New York state plants. New York State Mus. Bull. 458. 1986 (L New York)
  • Munz, P. A. A flora of southern California. 1974 (F SCalif)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)
  • Musselman, L. J. 1986. The genus Cuscuta in Virginia (Castanea) 51(3):194-195.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. 1977 (F Missouri)
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. 1978 (F WVa)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. 1972- (F Mich)
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. 1979 (Atlas Penn)
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)
  • Yuncker, T. G. 1965. Cuscuta (N Amer fl) ser. 2, 4:5.

Synonyms:

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image