transmitting other pathogens between plants. Cassytha filiformis L. is a leafless, climbing, twining, vine-like, autoparasitic and plant-hyperparasitic phanero-. C. filiformis is a parasitic vine with a pan-tropical distribution (GBIF, ). It is primarily a plant of coastal areas, where it may become. Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae), a medicinal plant is traditionally used for the treatment of cancer, African trypanosomiasis and many other related diseases.

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An on-line version is also available. Cassytha filiformiscommon name love-vineis a species of obligate parasitic vine in the family Lauraceae. Filifodmis morphology of Cassytha filiformis L. Vector Transmission Biotic C. Description Top of page Adapted from Flora Zambesiaca For instance, ocoteine, a compound isolated from C. Close-up of the flowers and fruit Photograph by: Cassytha filiformis is a twining vine with an orange to pale green stem. Social Impact Top cawsytha page C.

USDA recorded an accidental introduction of C. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. It is believed to reduce photosynthesis in its hosts The Noni Website,but it is not clear whether this is a physiological effect, or arises from the smothering effect of the dense mass of stems and effective shading of the host.


Nelson suggested that herbicides might be used against C. Prevention and Control Top of page Prevention Unwanted host plants can be removed to reduce the spread of C.

Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenphysiologie, 97 3: Cassytha aericana Nees Cassytha aphylla Raeusch. It has a reputation as an abortifacient.

Alkaloids from Cassytha filiformis and related aporphines: Allen Cassytha brasiliensis Mart. This species may have medicinal properties.

Impact on Habitats C. Manual removal is unlikely to be fully effective other than in the very early stages of an infestation, and even then will involve substantial damage to the host plant.

Photosynthesis of certain South African parasitic flowering plants. Chemical Control Nelson suggested that herbicides might be used against C. Manikandan R, Srivastava SK, Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 30 2: University of Texas at Dallas.

Cassytha filiformis

Minimising coastal habitat modifications, such as bulldozing, forestry operations and firewood gathering, can help control C. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Stems produce numerous haustoria which extract nutrients from the host plant and perhaps other stems of the parasite. Australian Journal of Botany, 61 4: Radical anatomy, seedling morphology and host detection of seedlings of Cassytha filiformis.


Journal of the Adelaide Botanical Garden, 3 3: University of California Press, Berkeley. Wikispecies has information related to Cassytha filiformis. There are also some flowers, young fruits and even a few leaves Photograph by: The plumule is filiform, cord-like, light green and with minute alternate leaves Augustine, Biological Control No attempts at biological control have been reported.

The useful native plants of Australia: The Noni Website, Invasive Species Report, 3 7.

Cassytha filiformis (love-vine)

Vine produces cramps; fatal in quantity. A taxonomic revision of Cassytha Lauraceae in Australia.

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Host-range studies of Cassytha filiformis L.

Food plant for filiforkis larval stages of the Small Dusty Blue Butterfly.