Taxon  Report   10825 
Cuscuta occidentalis  Millsp.
California dodder

Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2003 Keir Morse
Cuscuta occidentalis, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cuscuta occidentalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Cuscuta
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Cuscuta californica var. breviflora
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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