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Taxon: Cuscuta approximata Bab.

Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Cuscuteae. Also placed in: Cuscutaceae
Nomen number: 311576
Place of publication: Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 13:253, t. 4, fig. 3. 1844
Name verified on: 07-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Sep-2004
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • smooth-seed alfalfa dodder   (Source: NPB State Noxweed WA [http://nationalplantboard.org/docs/summaries/washington.pdf]) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Xinjiang
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Germany; Hungary
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska, North Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah

References:

  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Douglas, G. W. et al., eds. 1999. Illustrated flora of British Columbia.
  • Eriksson, O. et al. 1979. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 2011. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • National Plant Board. 2008–. National Plant Board federal and state quarantine summaries.
  • Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Yuncker, T. G. 1965. Cuscuta. ser. 2, 4:40 In: Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2, North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972 ser. 2, 4:40.
More:

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Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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