Convolvulaceae Week: Cuscuta reflexa from Hooghly (WB) (indiantreepix@googlegroups.com)

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surajit koley (Google Docs)

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Mar 15, 2012, 2:50:52 PM3/15/12
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Sir,

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) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuscuta

3) http://intermountainbiota.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=45206

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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

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Mar 15, 2012, 9:17:15 PM3/15/12
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To me it looks C chinensis...........
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surajit koley

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Mar 15, 2012, 9:41:42 PM3/15/12
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Good morning Sir.
Thank you for the ID. It explains why the flowers i recorded differ with the ones at  http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Amar%20Bel.html.
A happy day to you and all.

Regards,

Surajit

J.M. Garg

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

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