Cuscuta

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Dodder
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Solanales
Family:Cuscutaceae
Genus:Cuscuta
Species

Cuscuta americana
Cuscuta applanata
Cuscuta approximata
Cuscuta attenuata
Cuscuta boldinghii
Cuscuta brachycalyx
Cuscuta californica
Cuscuta cassytoides
Cuscuta ceanothi
Cuscuta cephalanthi
Cuscuta compacta
Cuscuta coryli
Cuscuta corylii
Cuscuta cuspidata
Cuscuta decipiens
Cuscuta dentatasquamata
Cuscuta denticulata
Cuscuta epilinum
Cuscuta epithymum
Cuscuta erosa
Cuscuta europaea
Cuscuta exaltata
Cuscuta fasciculata
Cuscuta globulosa
Cuscuta glomerata
Cuscuta gronovii
Cuscuta harperi
Cuscuta howelliana
Cuscuta indecora
Cuscuta indesora
Cuscuta japonica
Cuscuta jepsoni
Cuscuta leptantha
Cuscuta megalocarpa
Cuscuta mitriformis
Cuscuta obtusiflora
Cuscuta odontolepis
Cuscuta pentagona
Cuscuta plattensis
Cuscuta polygonorum
Cuscuta potosina
Cuscuta potosona
Cuscuta reflexa
Cuscuta rostrata
Cuscuta runyonii
Cuscuta salina
Cuscuta sandwichiana
Cuscuta squamata
Cuscuta suaveolens
Cuscuta suksdorfii
Cuscuta tuberculata
Cuscuta umbellata
Cuscuta vivipara
Cuscuta warneri
Ref: ITIS 30710 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=30710)
as of 2002-05-30

Dodder (Cuscuta) is a parasitic plant, the only genus in the family Cuscutaceae (sometimes placed in the family Convolvulaceae) in the order Solanales. A dodder seed sprouts, grows a short root and a long stem, and starts searching for a host. When it finds one, it twines around the host stem and sends roots in, called haustoria. It grows branches, which twine around neighboring stems, resulting in what looks like a mess of spaghetti. Dodder has no chlorophyll, so it must find a host or die.

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