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Taxon: Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L.

 
Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cuscuteae
Nomen number: 311579
Place of publication: Syst. veg. ed. 13:140. 1774 (Fl. monspel. 1756, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • in Fl. monspel., Linnaeus intended this as C. europaea var. epithymum
  • • Linnaeus is author of the new names in Syst. veg. ed. 13
  • • Murray was simply editor, fide TL-2 3:110, 670. 1981
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Sep-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation, [Altay] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  3. Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  4. Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  5. Black, J. M. Flora of Southern Australia, ed. 2. (F SAustBlack)
  6. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  9. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  11. Garcia, M. A. & S. Cafferty 2005. Revised lectotypification of Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae) (Taxon) 54:477-478.
  12. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  13. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  14. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  15. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  16. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  17. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  18. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  19. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. (L Maroc)
  20. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  21. Kartesz, J. T. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2011 (NAmer Pl Atlas)
  22. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  23. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  24. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. (F CalifMunz)
  25. Quézel, P. & S. Santa Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. (F Alger)
  26. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  27. Stearn, W. T. 1973. Magnol's Botanicum Monspeliense and Linnaeus's Flora Monspeliensis (Nissen Festschrift) 630.
  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  30. Weakley, A. S. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states. (F S Mid Atl US)
  31. Yuncker, T. G. 1965. Cuscuta (N Amer fl) ser. 2, 4:40.

Check other web resources for Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311579. Accessed 12 December 2018.