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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 124. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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1 Scales inside the petals present (2)
+ Scales inside the petals absent 1 Cuscuta hyalina
2 (1) Style 1 or obsolete (3)
+ Styles 2 (8)
3 (2) Capsule circumscissile with a definite line of cleavage (4)
+ Capsule not circumscissile with a definite line of cleavage. i.e. dehiscing irregularly 2 Cuscuta reflexa
4 (3) Stem and flowers with violet spots; corolla tube forming a sub-globose to urceolate covering around the capsule
+ Stem and flowers without violet spots; corolla tube not forming a subglobose to urceolate covering around the capsule (5)
5 (4) Stem yellow or brown; style less than 0.4 mm long; capsule 4-6 mm long (6)
+ Stem mostly reddish; style more than 1 mm long; capsule 7-9 mm long 4 Cuscuta lupuliformis
6 (5) Petals 1-1.7 mm long (7)
+ Petals 4-6 mm long 5 Cuscuta gigantea
7 (6) Capsule 6-7 mm in diameter; style mostly obsolete; connate part of the sepal lobes 1.5-2 mm long 6 Cuscuta monogyna
+ Capsule 3.3-4 nun in diameter; style c. 2 mm long; connate part of sepal lobes c. 5 mm long 7 Cuscuta lehmanniana
8 (2) Petals, sepals and stamens 4 (9)
+ Petals, sepals mostly 5, rarely 4 or 6; stamens 5 (10)
9 (8) Filament obsolete; petals broadly elliptical, with reticulate pattern 8 Cuscuta epithymum
+ Filament long; petals oblong-lanceolate, with papillate pattern 9 Cuscuta capitata
10 (8) Stigma rounded or capitate (11)
+ Stigma linear 10 Cuscuta europaea
11 (10) Style linear; capsule light brown, membranous; i.e. seeds visible from outside; petals mostly nonglandular (12)
+ Style subulate; capsule dark brown, thick i.e, the seeds not visible from outside, petals thick, glandular 11 Cuscuta australis
12 (11) Stem coarse; flowers mostly in dense glomerules; capsule depressed (13)
+ Stem very fine; flower solitary or in umbel-like cynic; capsule non-depressed 12 Cuscuta pulchella
13 (12) Petals triangular; sepal lobes triangular-ovate, forming carina near the tip, 2-2.5 mm long; bract keeled; filament flat 13 Cuscuta chinensis
+ Petals oblong-elliptical; sepal lobes oval to orbicular, not forming carina near the tips, 1.2-1.5 mm long; bracts not keeled; filament subulate 14 Cuscuta campestris
 
 
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