Genus: Cuscuta

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Last Modified 12/21/2012

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Cuscuta L., Sp. Pl. 1: 124. 1753.

List of Cuscuta Species

References to Cuscuta

  • Chatin, A. 1892. Anatomie comparee des vegetaux plantes parasites. J. B. Baillare et Fils, Paris.
  • Costea, M. 2006. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta pentagona complex (Convolvulaceae) in North America. Sida 22: 151-175.
  • Costea, M. 2006. Taxonomy of Cuscuta geonovii and Cuscuta umbrosa (Convolvulaceae). Sida 22: 197-207.
  • Costea, M. 2006. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta indecora (Convolvulaceae) complex in North America. Sida 22: 209-225.
  • Costea, M.; Tardif, F. J. 2004. Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae)- the strength of weakness: a history of its name, uses and parasitism concept during ancient and medieval times. Sida 21: 369-378.
  • Lamont, E. E.; Fitzgerald, J. M. 2001. Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range- 2000. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 128: 409-414.
  • Leck, M. A. 1996. Germination of macrophytes from a Delaware River tidal freshwater wetland. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 123: 48-67.
  • Leck, M. A.; Simpson, R. L. 1993. Seeds and seedlings of the Hamilton marshes, a Delaware river tidal freshwater wetland. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 144: 267-81.
  • McNeal, J. R. 2007. Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae). BMC Biology 5: 55.
  • Runyon, J. B. 2006. Volatile chemical cues guide host location and host selection by parasitic plants. Science 313: 1964-1967. (Cuscuta)
  • Welsh, M. 2010. Pollen evolution and its taxonomic significance in Cuscuta (dodders, Convolvulaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 285: 83-101.
  • Wright, M. A. R. 2011. Diversity and evolution in the gynoecium in Cuscuta (dodders, Convolvulaceae) in relation to their reproductive biology: two styles are better than one. Pl. Syst. Evol. 295: 51-76.
  • Young, S. 2001. Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa: more common than we thought. New York Flora Association Newsletter 12: 3-4.