Cuscuta reflexa


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Giant Dodder • Hindi: अमर बेल Amar bel , आकाश बेल Akashbel • Manipuri: Uri sanamacha • Oriya: Kolanirmuli • Tamil: Kodiyagundal • Bengali: Swarna lata • Telugu: Sitamma pogunalu • Marathi: निर्मली Nirmali • Assamese: Amarlati • Malayalam: Akasavalli;
  
Parasitic leafless twinning herb generally groeing on shrubs and trees with stouter yellowish stems, larger in cymes, with longer tubular corolla, single style, elongated stigma and subquadrate capsule.  
 

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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb., Pl. Corom. 2:3. P1.104. 1798  
Parasitic leafless twinning herb generally groeing on shrubs and trees with stouter yellowish stems, larger in cymes, with longer tubular corolla, single style, elongated stigma and subquadrate capsule.  

Photographed from Old Delhi Ridge.


 
 
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Dalhousie i.d Al041111-A: Another small flower from a leafless creeper/climber....
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 1400 mts

Habit Creeper/climber
Habitat wild
Height 3-4 feet

Season October
No leaves visible at the time of flowering...

This is a parasite, Cuscuta
I hope Cuscuta reflexa
It does sound like a menace sir....
Yes Cuscuta reflexa


 
Dalhousie id Al071111:  A creeper found growing along a wall...
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Climber/creeper
Habitat wild/escaped..??
I think you are talking about the yellow Cuscuta!!
Could you give me the Latin name ... Can't seem to find much on Yellow Cuscuta....
... is right ,It is Cuscuta reflexa. and White flowers is Dahlia sp.


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[Efloraofindia_Cuscuta reflexa_021111PD01_ Flora of Odisha]: i am fortunate to get Cuscuta reflexa in flowering stage. Here is the attachment for sharing in the group.
Do you have a picture that shows the habit and habitat of the plant? 
No ... But i cud get it again tomorrow, as it was on the way to bhubaneswar. I did not took it as the flower was my focus. Any way i can share it tomorrow in the same thread.
please find attached here with the habitat photo of Cuscuta
I would go with C. reflexa. Reduced style, two clavate stigmas, flowers in cymes and long corolla tube are distinctive.
Yes it is C. reflexa


 
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Flora of Haryana: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from CCSHAU Hisar:
Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from CCSHAU Hisar
Convolvulaceae


 
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ID : Hydrocotyle:  In this picture three plants are attacked by Cuscuta reflexa. One is Oxalis corniculata or corymbosa(??), second one is Cleome rutidosperma and third one is Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides (??). Please ID for these plants.
Location : Kamrup district(Rural), Assam
Time of Collection : 10/03/2012
 
 
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Cuscuta-Vitex:  Vitex negundo L. is attacked by Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.
Location : Kamrup ditrict(Rural), Assam
Time of collection :07/06/2012
 
 
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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. ... (family: Convolvulaceae)
4 AUG 12
Ghangaria - Govind Ghat trail ... about 8500 ft 
 
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VOF Week: Cuscuta reflexa ?? along "Govindghat-Ghangaria trail":  Is it Cuscuta reflexa ?? (Family: Convolvulaceae ).
Location: Govindghat-Ghangaria trail

Yes ... Cuscuta reflexa (family Convolvulaceae).


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VOF Week: Cuscuta reflexa ?? at VoF: Also seen Cuscuta sp at VoF. I hope this is also Cuscuta reflexa ??
... looks to me, Cuscuta reflexa (family Convolvulaceae).
I think yes


 
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VoF Week: Cuscuta reflexa from way to Ghangriya: Cuscuta reflexa from way to Ghangriya
This plant was on legume probably Thermopsis barbata
 
 
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For ID- SP3- 271112:  Please help me to identify one more flower.
Location - Chakrata
Date: 10/10/2011
Habitat- Wild
Cuscuta reflexa...
Yes it is Cuscuta reflexa :)
 
 
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Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from Maihar forest area:  
Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. from Maihar forest area
Common parasitic plant there
Nice efforts getting it right. Thanks for sharing. I have seen this plant ; searched for the flowers but in vain....

Requesting creeper ID : 1 image. 3 posts by 2 authors.
This is a yellow (not green) creeper, found wrapped arond a large tree in delhi.
Cuscuta reflexa 
 
 
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Requesting to please validate ID of this climber captured near Manali, HP in October 2014.
I hope this is Cuscuta reflexa (based on FoI pics).
It resemles to Cuscuta Japonica
I hesitate to say, that, if Cuscuta japonica (syn. C. reflexa var. densiflora), which has spotted stem http://forests.world.coocan.jp/flora/convolvul-3.html, is not found in India then it is likely to be C. reflexa. At least petal lobes tally.
Thanks for the info, ... Actually, I thought the spots on the fruits and stem were some kind of disease....
Hopefully the experts validate the ID...
cuscuta reflexa I think so.


 
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Jan2015sk21 Hooghly - Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5) 
This should be Cuscuta reflexa Roxb., the only one species 'Bengal Plants' listed.
 
 
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Fwd: Cuscuta reflexa? : 2 posts by 1 author.
photo taken today (30.12.15)
 
 
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SYMBIOSIS 831 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Common Pierrot butterfly on flowers of Cuscuta reflexa.
 
 
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SYMBIOSIS : 832 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Gram Blue butterfly on the flowers of Cuscuta reflexa.

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SK821 24 OCT-2017:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.

Should be Cuscuta sp. 

Cuscuta gigantea Griff.  ??

Thanks, ...
We do not have any observation of this species in efi so far.
To me it appears closer to images at Cuscuta reflexa
Flora of Pakistan says Cuscuta gigantea is close to Cuscuta reflexa, but can be separated by its sessile stamens and well-developed style.
But these can not be seen in your post.
Thank you ... 
I agree it is rather difficult to identify without the inflorescence. 


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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. ??? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Kurintar, Nepal
Altitude:  900 ft.
Date: 29 December 2013
The Plant List says Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.  is the accepted name
whereas the CoL says Cuscuta cassytoides Nees. 

I also think matches with images at 

Thank you ...!
Nepali Names :  आकाशे Aakaashe / सिकारी लहरा  Sikaaree Laharaa / अमरलता Amaralataa / अमर बेल Amar Bel  / आकाशबेली Aakaashabelee


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Sharing some photos of the Cuscuta
Till about a week back I only knew this as a threadlike parasite plant that can engulf large trees. 
I had seen many but there was nothing interesting. Till the other I suddenly noticed flowers on a tree that were not it's own. On close observation it was the Cuscuta (name found out later).
This was my first encounter with these flowers. A brought a small branch home to photograph. 
Name : Cuscuta, Yellow Parasite with threadlike appearance. 
Location : Dwarka, Delhi. 
Time : November 2018
Exact ID : Unknown

Cuscuta reflexa

Follow UP. Better closeups using a newly acquired Clip on Macro Lens for my Mobile.
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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 mb each. 
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur 
Date: 16 September 2019
Elevation: 2294 m.
Habit : Wild 

Attachments (1)- 7 mb.

Cuscuta is a genus under convolvulaceae, with many sections. Being leafless, classification depends on stem thickness + color, floral characters and seeds. 
Long bell shaped flowers with thicker stem ...3 options ...C .reflexa, C .japonica and C .krishnae. 
C .reflexa flowers come directly on stem nodes. C .japonica flowers come on a short raceme of about 3 cm or less. C .krishnae has red purple color, diffuse or in dots on stem and flowers... borne on a short compact inflorescence. 
In your trademark crisp images, I can see purple blotches and dots, plus are flowers on a peduncle ? If yes, how long ? 
Sorry ..., I did not measure. By the way is not recorded in Nepal.
I guess it is more close to Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.  !
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Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. : 5 posts by 1 author. 5 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2200m.
Habitat  : Wild

 



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