Taxon: Cassytha filiformis L.

 
Genus: Cassytha
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 400199
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:35. 1753
Link to protologue:
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:

    Native

  • 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, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • 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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