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Taxon: Cuscuta americana L.

 
Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cuscuteae
Nomen number: 430203
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:124. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 21-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: parasite

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, [North St. Martin] Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, [Saba, St. Eustatius] St. Kitts and Nevis, [St. Kitts] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Virgin Islands (British), [Tortola, Virgin Gorda] Virgin Islands (U.S.) [St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Guayas, Los Rios, Manabi] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina [Jujuy]


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581. (F St John)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Costea, M. Digital atlas of Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae)(on-line resource). (Atlas Cuscuta)
  5. Costea, M. 2011. Review of Convolvulaceae (Cuscuta) data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 20 Dec.
  6. Costea, M. et al. 2012. Convolvulaceae of Sonora. Mexico. II: Cuscuta J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6:532-534.
  7. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  10. Joyeux, M. et al. 1995. Screening of antiradical, antilipoperoxidant and hepatoprotective effects of nine plant extracts used in Caribbean folk medicine Phytotherapy Res. 9:228-230.
  11. Long, R. W. & O. Lakela A flora of tropical Florida. (F TFla)
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  13. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)
  14. Yuncker, T. G. 1965. Cuscuta (N Amer fl) ser. 2, 4:27.
  15. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. (L Argent)

Check other web resources for Cuscuta americana L. :

  • 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
  • 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.

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=430203. Accessed 17 November 2018.