Cuscuta approximata Bab.

 
  • Family : CUSCUTACEAE
    (Dodder or Devil’s gut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : CUSCUTA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cuscuta approximata Bab.
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : On Alpha alpha
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Leafless twiny parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
  • World Distribution : Mediterranian and Central Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cuscuta approximata. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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