Sp. Pl. 1: 35. 175
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 22. 1754 (as "Cassyta")
Etymology: Greek kasytas, name for Cuscuta
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Vines, parasitic, with threadlike stems. Leaves reduced to minute scales, spirally arranged, glabrous or pubescent. Inflorescences spikes [panicles or racemes], rarely reduced to single flower. Flowers bisexual, sessile or shortly pedicellate, subtended by bract and 2 bracteoles; tepals persistent at apex of accrescent floral tube that surrounds fruit, greenish white or whitish, outermost row similar to bracts, innermost row larger; stamens 9 (or 6), anthers 2-locular, anthers of outer 6 stamens introrse, of inner 3 extrorse; staminodes 3 (or 6); ovary globose. Drupe black, globose, enclosed in floral tube, remnants of perianth apical.
Tropical and subtropical regions, North America, mostly Australia, a few in Africa.
Species ca. 17 (1 in the flora).
Facts about "Cassytha"
|Author||Henk van der Werff +|
|Authority||Osbeck in C. Linnaeus +|
|Distribution||Tropical and subtropical regions +, North America +, mostly Australia + and a few in Africa. +|
|Etymology||Greek kasytas, name for Cuscuta +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 1110.xml +|
|Taxon family||Lauraceae +|
|Taxon name||Cassytha +|
|Taxon parent||Lauraceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|