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Big-fruit Dodder - Cuscuta megalocarpa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems yellow. Inflorescence of compact, many-flowered glomerules. Flowers sessile or subsessile, 1–3 mm long, 5-merous; calyx not fleshy, yellowish, the lobes ovate; corolla tube as long as the calyx; appendages nearly reaching the top of the tube; stamens barely surpassed by the corolla lobes; stigmas globose, slightly beaked. Capsule not circumscissile; styles in a terminal recession (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Meagher and Park counties. N. America and S. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
On plants of the Asteraceae and other forbs; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Big-fruit Dodder — Cuscuta megalocarpa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from