Cassytha capillaris Meisn.
Candolle, A.L.P.P. (1864) Prodromus 15: 252. Type: Borneo, Bungarmassing, 1857-58 (Herb. Hooker), J. Motley 539; holo: K.
A slender, multistemmed, parasitic vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Leaves small and inconspicuous, scale-like, triangular, about 1 x 0.5 mm. Stems clothed in pale brown hairs.
Outer tepals much smaller than the inner tepals. Outer tepals about 0.8 mm long, margins fimbriate. Inner tepals glabrous, about 2-2.5 mm long. Stamens 9, the anthers of six stamens open inwards (towards the centre of the flower) and the anthers of the remaining three stamens open outwards. Ovary about 1 mm long. Style + stigma about 1 mm long.
Fruits ovoid, about 4-6 x 3-4 mm. Fide Weber (1981).
Features not available.
Stems produce numerous haustoria which extract nutrients from the host plant.