Cuscuta americana

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Cuscuta americana

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Solanales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Convolvulaceae
Tribus: Cuscuteae
Genus: Cuscuta
Subgenus: C. subg. Grammica
Species: Cuscuta americana

Name[edit]

Cuscuta americana L.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Homotypic
    • Nemepis americana (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 91 (1838).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cuscuta surinamensis Schill., Descr. Pl. Lepr.: 200 (1778).
    • Cuscuta graveolens Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 122 (1819).
    • Dactylepis brownei Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 125 (1838), nom. altern.
    • Eronema robinsonii Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 125 (1838).
    • Nemepis brownei Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 125 (1838).
    • Nemepis prolifera Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 91 (1838), nom. superfl.
    • Cuscuta spectabilis Choisy, Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 9: 283 (1841 publ. 1842)[Cusc.: 187]
    • Cuscuta leiolepis Miq., Linnaea 18: 247 (1844).
    • Cuscuta congesta Benth., Bot. Voy. Sulphur: 138 (1845).
    • Cuscuta campanulata Nutt. ex Engelm., Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 1: 482 (1859), pro syn.
    • Cuscuta americana var. congesta (Benth.) Progel in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 7: 376 (1871).
    • Cuscuta americana var. spectabilis (Choisy) Progel in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 7: 377 (1871).

Homonyms[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • USA (Florida), Mexico (Campeche, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico State, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan)
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Peru, Surinam, Ecuador, Argentina (Jujuy), Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Isl., Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Guana, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda), Lesser Antilles (Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent), Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Isla Margarita, Honduras, NE-Brazil (Pernambuco, Bahia), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais), Venezuela (Anzoategui, Aragua, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Federal, Guarico, Lara, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Tachira, Yaracuy), Colombia (Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Tolima); Trinidad

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: American dodder
español: Bejuco de fideo
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