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Cuscuta  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 30710

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): dodder [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderAsteranae   
                         OrderSolanales   
                            FamilyConvolvulaceae  – morningglories, gloires du matin, morning-glories  
                               GenusCuscuta L. – dodder  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Cuscuta americana L. – American dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta applanata Engelm. – Gila River dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta approximata Bab. – smallseed alfalfa dodder, smoothseed alfalfa dodder, alfalfa dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta boldinghii Urb. – Boldingh's dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta californica Hook. & Arn. – California dodder, chaparral dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta campestris Yunck. – field dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta cassytoides Nees ex Engelm. – African dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta cephalanthi Engelm. – butterbush dodder, buttonbush dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta compacta Juss. ex Choisy – compact dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta coryli Engelm. – hazel dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta cuspidata Engelm. – cusp dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta decipiens Yunck. – Trans-Pecos dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta dentatasquamata Yunck. – toothed dodder, los pinitos dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta denticulata Engelm. – small-tooth dodder, desert dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta epilinum Weihe – flax dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. – thyme dodder, clover dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta erosa Yunck. – Sonoran dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta europaea L. – greater dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta exaltata Engelm. – tall dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta fasciculata Yunck. – clustered dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta glabrior (Engelm.) Yunck. – bushclover dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta globulosa Benth. – West Indian dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta glomerata Choisy – rope dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta gronovii Willd. ex Schult. – scaldweed 
                                  Species Cuscuta harperi Small – Harper's dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta howelliana P. Rubtzov – Bogg's Lake dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta indecora Choisy – largeseed dodder, pretty dodder, bigseed alfalfa dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta japonica Choisy – Japanese dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta jepsonii Yunck.  
                                  Species Cuscuta leptantha Engelm. – slender dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta mitriformis Engelm. – joint dodder, Cochise dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta nevadensis I.M. Johnst.  
                                  Species Cuscuta obtusiflora Kunth – Peruvian dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta occidentalis Millsp.  
                                  Species Cuscuta odontolepis Engelm. – Santa Rita dodder, Santa Rita Mountain dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta pentagona Engelm. – lespedeza dodder, bush-clover dodder, field dodder, fiveangled dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta plattensis A. Nelson – prairie dodder, Wyoming dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta polygonorum Engelm. – smartweed dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta potosina W. Schaffn. ex Engelm. – globe dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. – giant dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta rostrata Shuttlw. ex Engelm. & A. Gray – beaked dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta runyonii Yunck. – Runyon's dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta salina Engelm. – goldenthread, saltmarsh dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta sandwichiana Choisy – kauna'oa 
                                  Species Cuscuta squamata Engelm. – scaleflower dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta suaveolens Ser. – fringed dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta subinclusa Durand & Hilg.  
                                  Species Cuscuta suksdorfii Yunck. – mountain dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta tuberculata Brandegee – tuber dodder, tubercle dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta umbellata Kunth – flat-globe dodder, flatglobe dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta umbrosa Beyr. ex Hook. – bigfruit dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta veatchii Brandegee – Veatch's dodder 
                                  Species Cuscuta warneri Yunck. – Warner's dodder 
       

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  Source: Convolvulaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Cuscuta   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Cuscuta   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Cuscuta   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Cuscuta   
       
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