Taxon  Report   2530    
Cuscuta californica  Hook. & Arn.  var. breviflora  Engelm.  
(no longer an active name)
California dodder,  Chaparral dodder, San joaquin dodder
Cuscuta californica var. breviflora, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine (parasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cuscuta
Parent: Cuscuta californica
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Cuscuta occidentalis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cuscuta occidentalis
PLANTS: Grammica occidentalis
NOTE: Cuscuta californica var. breviflora is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cuscuta californica var. breviflora
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Jun 20, 2019).