transmitting other pathogens between plants. Cassytha filiformis L. is a leafless, climbing, twining, vine-like, autoparasitic and plant-hyperparasitic phanero-. C. filiformis is a parasitic vine with a pan-tropical distribution (GBIF, ). It is primarily a plant of coastal areas, where it may become. Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae), a medicinal plant is traditionally used for the treatment of cancer, African trypanosomiasis and many other related diseases.

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Hardy; McClure, Susan A. It also spreads from tree to tree by vegetative growth. National Plant Data Center. Fire has also been suggested but will of course also destroy the host plants Nelson, Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Factsheet – Cassytha filiformis

Parasitic weeds of the world: Leaves small, scale-like, about 0. Cytotoxic aporphine alkaloids from Cassytha filiformis. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science.

Host-range studies of Cassytha filiformis L. Reproductive Biology Regarding pollination, Weber did not observe any particular insects on the flowers of C. It is not known to be affected by soil type or pH.


Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Kokubugata G, Yokota M, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. There are records of black spots of the fungus Bitancourtia cassythae on C.

Probably because of the vigorous hair-like growth, the plant has been used in India and South-East Asia in hair tonics. Don’t need the entire report?

Field observations on the natural history of Cassytha filiformis L. Unlike some of the less widely distributed species of Cassytha, C.

Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens The plant also csasytha over the ground, clogging pathways Photograph by: Host plants succumb to heavy infestation due to a weakened condition that reduces resistance to other pests Nelson, The fruits are dispersed by sea currents and by birds Prota4U, Following germination, the primary root fails to develop but several small filiformjs roots may provide anchorage for a short period Mahadevan and Jayasuriya, b.

Journal of Medical Sciences Pakistan13 1: Food plant for the larval stages of the Small Dusty Blue Butterfly. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Garden Guy Hawaii, Cassytha filiformis Scientific classification Kingdom: Histochemical and biochemical studies of parasite-host interaction of Cassytha filiformis Linn.

Cassytha filiformis – Wikipedia

Inner tepals about 2 mm long. Some sources suggest that there is phloem connection between C. Dodder laurel can caxsytha partially or totally parasitic. It is believed to reduce photosynthesis in its hosts The Noni Website,but it is not clear whether this is a physiological effect, or arises from the smothering effect of the dense mass of stems and effective shading of the host.


The plant also scrambles over the ground, clogging pathways Photograph by: National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba – The stems fipiformis in thickness, and Werth et al. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Stamens cassyta, arranged in 3 whorls with an innermost or fourth whorl made up of staminodes; filaments of the first and second whorls c.

Cassytha filiformis

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Casxytha category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs. University of California Press, Berkeley. De la Harpe et al.

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