Cuscuta pentagona

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Cuscuta pentagona

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 pentagona

Name[edit]

Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. Amer. J. Sci. Arts 43:340, t. 6, figs. 22–24. 1842

Holotype: Ferdinand Rugel - s.n. (MO/BC: MO-176238/A:2757730)

Type locality: On Euphorbia or Tragia, Norfolk, Virginia

Synonyms[edit]

  • Homotypic
    • Cuscuta arvensis var. pentagona (Engelm.) Engelm., Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 1: 494 (1859).
    • Cuscuta pentagona var. typica Yunck., Illinois Biol. Monogr. 6: 140 (1921), not validly publ.
    • Grammica pentagona (Engelm.) W.A.Weber, SouthW. Naturalist 18: 319 (1973).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cuscuta pentagona var. microcalyx Engelm., Amer. J. Sci. Arts 45: 76 (1843).
    • Cuscuta arvensis var. microcalyx (Engelm.) Engelm. in A.Gray, Man. Bot. N. States, ed. 2: 337 (1856).
    • Cuscuta globularis Nutt. ex Engelm., Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 1: 494 (1859), pro syn.

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, West Virginia), Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Belize, Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Ciudad de Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas)

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

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Fiveangled dodder
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