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Taxon: Cuscuta acuta Engelm.

Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Cuscuteae
Nomen number: 466709
Place of publication: Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 1:497. 1859
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Apr-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador (incl. Galapagos), Peru (w.)


  1. Costea, M. & S. Stefanović 2010. Evolutionary history and taxonomy of the Cuscuta umbellata complex (Convolvulaceae): evidence of extensive hybridization from discordant nuclear and plastid phylogenies (Taxon) 59:1793-1794.
  2. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)

Check other web resources for Cuscuta acuta Engelm. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=466709. Accessed 25 April 2019.