Cuscutaceae


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Cuscutaceae

[kə‚skyü′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of parasitic dicotyledonous plants in the order Polemoniales which lack internal phloem and chlorophyll, have capsular fruit, and are not rooted to the ground at maturity.
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Cuscutaceae Shorno lota, Alok lota 19 Croton bonplandianum Euphorbiaceae Morich pata Baill.
Eleven of these are not in Table I: Amaranthaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Cuscutaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Linaceae, Molluginaceae, Olacaceae, Pedaliaceae, Portulacaceae, and Rhamnaceae.
Thomas 269 Cuscuta cephalanthi Cuscutaceae Floyd W.
The Salvadoraceae can still be found in the Celastrales, the Columelliaceae in the Hydrangeales (suborder Escalloniineae), the Convolvulaceae and Cuscutaceae in the Convolvulales, and, finally, the Buddlejaceae and Retziaceae he placed in the Scrophulariales .