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Taxon: Cuscuta potosina W. Schaffn. ex Engelm.

Genus: Cuscuta
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Cuscuteae. Also placed in: Cuscutaceae
Nomen number: 415378
Place of publication: S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 18:124. 1883
Comment: authorship verified from original literature (by K. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 20 Apr 2011)
Name verified on: 20-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Apr-2013
No species priority site assigned.


A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS (as Cuscuta spp.).

Distributional range:

    Mexico [c.]


  • Allred, Kelly W. 2008. Flora Neomexicana I: The vascular plants of New Mexico, an annotated checklist to the names of vascular plants with synonymy and bibliography.
  • Costea, M. et al. 2011. Systematics of Cuscuta chinensis species complex (subgenus Grammica, Convolvulaceae): evidence for long-distance dispersal and one new species. Organisms Diversity Evol. 11:383.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1979–. Flora fanerogámica del Valle de México.
  • Yuncker, T. G. 1965. Cuscuta. 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, 4:31.

Check other web resources for Cuscuta potosina W. Schaffn. ex Engelm.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • 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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