Dodder; also called common dodder, field dodder or, in Australia, golden dodder.
Cuscuta campestris. It is a member of the Convolvulaceae family. There are many other species recognised; important ones being Cuscuta pentagona in the US, and Cuscuta europaea in Europe.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information from CABI Bactrocera tryoni (field dodder) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (https://www.cabi.org/cpc); and Golden dodder (Cuscuta campestris). NSW WeedWise. Department of Primary Industries, NSW Government. Australia. (https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/GoldenDodderDodder); and from Cuscuta campestris (Golden Dodder). BioNet-Eafrinet. Keys and Fact Sheets. (https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/eafrinet/weeds/key/weeds/Media/Html/Cuscuta_campestris_(Golden_Dodder).htm).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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