Cuscuta approximata

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Cuscuta approximata


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. Cuscuta
Species: Cuscuta approximata
Subspecies & varieties: C. a. subsp. approximata – C. a. subsp. episonchum – C. a. subsp. macranthera – C. a. var. schiraziana – C. a. var. urceolata


Cuscuta approximata Bab., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 13: 253 (1844).


  • Homotypic
    • Cuscuta planiflora var. approximata (Bab.) Engelm., Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 1: 465 (1859).
    • Cuscuta planiflora subsp. approximata (Bab.) H.Lindb., Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn., Ser. B, Opera Biol. 2: 122 (1932).
    • Cuscuta epithymum subsp. approximata (Bab.) P.Fourn., Quatre Fl. France: 729 (1937).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Cosmopolita
      • Macaronesia, Medit. to SW. Siberia and Indo-China, Arabian Pen., Eritrea to Zambia, N. America, Caribbean

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: alfalfa dodder
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