OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuscuta pentagona   FAMILY Convolvulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-004:
Cuscuta pentagona   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Five-angled Dodder


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image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cuar2_001_lvd

        

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140913_712

September    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Pedicels slightly shorter than to longer than flwrs, thus inflorescences loose, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140913_712b

September    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140913_719

September    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers 5-merous, 1.5-2.5mm long; stems not especially slender, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

JK Marlow    jkm140913_726

September    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyx lobes overlapping, forming definite angles, thus flowers strongly angled, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pentagona_77281

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pentagona_77306

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Cuscuta pentagona, Five-angled Dodder

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pentagona_77319

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuscuta pentagona   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuscuta pentagona var. pentagona   FAMILY Cuscutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-01-004:
Cuscuta pentagona   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

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2224

Herbaceous vine
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, open disturbed areas, on a wide variety of (mostly herbaceous) hosts, especially Fabaceae, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Stems twining, often yellowish-orange, leafless

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Creamy
5-merous
Calyx conspicuously 5-angled
5-lobed campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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