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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Dodder Laurel The twining and scrambling habit of this parasitic plant, with its often leafless stems, has totally engulfed what is probably a gazebo.
There are also some flowers, young fruits and even a few leaves Photograph by: Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens The plant also scrambles over flliformis ground, clogging pathways Photograph by: David Eickhoff Creative Commons Attribution 2.
In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses.
An on-line version is also available. Range Widespread in the tropics from Africa through Asia to Australia.
Dodder laurel can be partially or totally parasitic. The whole plant, but especially the stem, contains a series of alkaloids, tannins, saponins and leucanthocyanins.
Factsheet – Cassytha filiformis
The stems, mashed in water, are the source of a brown dye[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.
Not for the casual reader. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.
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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The twining and scrambling habit of this parasitic cassythha, with its often leafless stems, has totally engulfed what is probably a gazebo.
The stems can be green, as some fkliformis here. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Close-up of the flowers and fruit Photograph by: Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The plant also scrambles over the ground, clogging pathways Photograph by: Last update on Now containing plants.