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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Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenphysiologie, 97 3: Prevention and Control Top of page Prevention Unwanted host plants can be removed to reduce the spread of C. It has been known by a large number of synonyms but none of these are in current use.

Ciliformis large glands present at the base of each stamen.

Cassytha filiformis

These uses are recorded extremely widely, from the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. Leaves small, scale-like, about 0.

National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba – Histochemical and biochemical studies of parasite-host interaction of Cassytha filiformis Linn.

Parker C, Riches CR, Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Forest Pest and Disease, No.

Octoeine and a number of other compounds in C. Seedling glabroustwining or meandering. The fruits have a physical dormancy, and germinate only after scarification or softening by microbial action Mahadevan and Fassytha, a.


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An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Journal of the Adelaide Botanical Garden, 3 3: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. National Plant Data Center. Non-biotic dispersal may occur locally by strong winds or water movement. Minimising coastal habitat modifications, such as bulldozing, forestry operations and firewood gathering, can help control C. Cassytha filiformis is a twining vine with an orange to pale green stem.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cassytha filiformis

National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Antimicrobial activity of selected Indian folk medicinal plants. Following germination, the primary root fails to develop but several small adventitious roots may provide anchorage for a short period Mahadevan and Jayasuriya, b.

Inner tepals about 2 mm long. Parasitic Weeds of the World: The risk is probably cassttha for those Pacific islands on which C. Kokubugata G, Yokota M, Garden Guy Hawaii, It is primarily a plant of coastal areas, where it may become dominant on wild grasses, shrubs and trees, and can affect a range of tree crops.

Tepals arranged in two whorls of three. Regional regulated invasive plant species, an approach to the Cuban list. Missouri Botanical Garden, Range Widespread in the tropics from Africa through Asia to Australia.

Description Top of page Adapted from Flora Zambesiaca The Noni Website, It does not occur in deep shade. Its greater numbers in coastal areas suggest that it may be favoured by hosts growing on saline soils, but there has been no confirmation of this. Not for the casual reader. Stamens 9, arranged in 3 whorls with an innermost or fourth whorl made up of staminodes; filaments of the first and second whorls c.


College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. In vitro antioxidant potentials of some herbal plants from southern Nigeria. Note on parasite-host interaction of Cassytha filiformis L. The stems can be green, as some are here. Risk of Introduction Top of page The risk of further spread is relatively low, but could occur as a result of interest in the therapeutic uses of the plant see Usesor accidentally with the importation of infected ornamental host plants, as has been occuring in the USA on protea plants USDA, On the Chagos islands, damage to the shore-line plant Scaevola taccada may increase coastal erosion Whistler, ; Chagos Conservation Trust, Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, Outer tepals triangular, each about 1 mm long.

Flora of China Editorial Committee, Probably because of the vigorous hair-like growth, the plant has been used in India and South-East Asia in hair tonics. Habitat Top of page C.