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Cuscuta umbellata - Kunth.

Common Name Flatglobe dodder
Family Convolvulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Parasitic on Polygala spp, Atriplex spp, Suaeda spp, Alternanthera spp, Amaranthus spp and Euphorbia spp in N. Arizona.
Range Southern N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cuscuta umbellata Flatglobe dodder


Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Cuscuta umbellata Flatglobe dodder

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Cuscuta umbellata is a . The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed. Parched and ground into a meal[161, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have virtually no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. This is a parasitic species that is devoid of leaves, roots or chlorophyll and so is totally dependant upon its host[238]. It must be grown next to the host plant, which it penetrates with suckers in order to obtain nutriment[238].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, by lodging it among the stems of a host plant that is being grown in a pot in the greenhouse[238].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Dodder, flatglobe dodder

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Guianas, Guyana, Haiti, North America, South America, Suriname, USA.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Can be weedy or invasive. Cuscuta species are quarantine pests in many countries.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cuscuta chinensisChinese Dodder03
Cuscuta epithymumLesser Dodder02
Cuscuta europaeaGreater dodder02
Cuscuta japonicaJapanese Dodder12
Cuscuta megalocarpaBigfruit Dodder10
Cuscuta reflexaDodder, Giant dodder02

 

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