transmitting other pathogens between plants. Cassytha filiformis L. is a leafless, climbing, twining, vine-like, autoparasitic and plant-hyperparasitic phanero-. C. filiformis is a parasitic vine with a pan-tropical distribution (GBIF, ). It is primarily a plant of coastal areas, where it may become. Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae), a medicinal plant is traditionally used for the treatment of cancer, African trypanosomiasis and many other related diseases.

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Seedling morphology of Cassytha filiformis L. First true leaves very small, scale-like, about 1 mm long, lacking definite venation. Now containing plants. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Ex Nees Cassytha cochinchinensis Lour.

Cassytha filiformis

Parasitic weeds of the world: Field observations on the filifotmis history of Cassytha filiformis L. Synergistic effect of insect herbivory and plant parasitism on the performance of the invasive tree Schinus terebinthifolius. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. The twining and scrambling habit of this parasitic plant, with its often leafless stems, has totally engulfed what is probably a gazebo.

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The latter twine round the leaves or stems of hosts, forming quite regularly-spaced haustoria. Flora of China Editorial Committee, Dodder laurel can be partially or totally parasitic. Studies on the aporphines in C. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Damage to Pinus massoniana caused by a parasitic seed-plant, Cassytha filiformis. Water-impermeable fruits of the parasitic angiosperm Cassytha filiformis Lauraceae: A mycoplasma-like organism causing root wilt in coconut, and normally transferred by a lace bug Stephanitis typicusmay also be transmitted through C.


It has been known by a large number of synonyms but none of these are in current use. The biology of parasitic flowering plants.

Cassytha filiformis (love-vine)

Retrieved from ” https: University filiforis Texas at Dallas. Uses Top of page Social Benefit C. Plant Disease Leaflet PD There are also some flowers, young fruits and even a tiliformis leaves Photograph by: Stamens in two whorls, the outer whorl of six and the inner whorl of three. Ghosh RB, Das D, Forest Pest and Disease, No. Wikispecies has information related to Cassytha filiformis.

Food plant for the larval stages of the Small Dusty Blue Butterfly. Ghosh and Das, Threatened Species In Hawaii, C.

It can also occur well inland on non-saline soils. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page Natural Dispersal Non-biotic dispersal may occur locally by strong winds or water movement.

Fruits about mm diam. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

Seedlings can then survive for up to 8 weeks without a host, growing to a length of casytha cm or more, presumably relying mainly on the seed reserves Nelson, Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 30 2: During germination, the cotyledons remain fully intact inside the seed coat.


Journal of the Adelaide Botanical Garden, 3 3: Turner and Henderson, Sydney.

There are six tepalseach 0. Planta Medica, 68 Radical anatomy, seedling morphology and host detection of seedlings of Cassytha filiformis. Flowers sessileabout 2. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page The genus Cassytha has sometimes been ascribed to its own family Cassythaceae, but filiformiz now generally accepted as the sole parasitic genus in the Lauraceae, with about 17 species recognized, most of which are restricted to Australia.

Human-mediated introduction is the most common way for C. Non-biotic dispersal may occur locally by strong winds or water movement.

Filirormis contains small quantities of a poisonous alkaloid, large doses of which are fatal. Heavy infestations of C.

Golden Research Thoughts, 2 Probably because of the vigorous hair-like growth, the plant has been used in India and South-East Asia in hair tonics. De la Harpe et al. National Plant Data Center.