Calflora
Taxon  Report   10822    
Cuscuta brachycalyx  (Yunck.) Yunck.
San joaquin dodder
Cuscuta brachycalyx
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cuscuta brachycalyx, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California.

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Cuscuta brachycalyx
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: CONVOLVULACEAE  
Genus: Cuscuta
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cuscuta brachycalyx var. apodanthera
ICPN: Cuscuta brachycalyx var. brachycalyx
ICPN: Cuscuta californica var. apodanthera
More information about  Cuscuta brachycalyx
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CUBR)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).