Plant Genera


Family Code: LAURAC
Genus Code: CASSY
Genus CN: cassytha
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 17 species, parasitic vines, of the tropics and subtropics (mostly Australian).
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Superficially closely resembling Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae), but fresh material can be distinguished by the aromatic odor of Cassytha (lacking in Cuscuta). Technical characters of the flower and fruit also distinguish the two genera readily (see Key K).
Genus References: Rohwer in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); van der Werff in FNA (1997).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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