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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13 Brassica nigra Cruciferae (L.) Koch 14 Coccinia grandis Cucurbitaceae (L.) Voigt 15 Cuscuta reflexa Cuscutaceae Roxb.
These plants belong, respectively, to the Acanthaceae, Asteraceae, Cuscutaceae, and Fabaceae families.
In the asterids, several families have "scales" on the corolla alternating with the stamens (e.g., in Apocynaceae, Boraginaceae, Cuscutaceae, Menyanthaceae, Hydrophyllaceae).
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.E.