Convolvulaceae Week: Cuscuta reflexa from Hooghly (WB) (

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surajit koley (Google Docs)

Mar 15, 2012, 2:50:52 PM3/15/12
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This leafless golden-yellow parasite is very common here and can be found spreading over the foliage of other herbs in uncultivated land.

Species : Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.

Bengali name : SWARNALATA

Habit : leafless golden-yellow twining thread like herb

Habitat : wild, uncultivated area, waste-places

Date : 15-March-2012, 10.10 a.m. & 4.55 p.m.

Place : Gobra & Kamarkundu (Hooghly), WB

ID help : 1) “Plant Groups” (by H. Mukherji)         2)


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flowers & buds

growth over foliage

the plant photographed in the late afternoon

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley

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Balkar Singh

Mar 15, 2012, 9:17:15 PM3/15/12
to surajit koley (Google Docs),
To me it looks C chinensis...........

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat

surajit koley

Mar 15, 2012, 9:41:42 PM3/15/12
to Balkar Singh,
Good morning Sir.
Thank you for the ID. It explains why the flowers i recorded differ with the ones at
A happy day to you and all.



J.M. Garg

Sep 6, 2017, 3:54:34 AM9/6/17
to efloraofindia, Balkar Arya
I think it should be Cuscuta campestris Yunck. as per keys as per Flora of China 

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