Cuscuta japonica

Species:Cuscuta japonica Choisy
Common Name:Japanese Dodder
Habitat:Ruderal locations.
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Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:First reported new to Alabama by Barger et al (2019) from Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa Cos.
Status:Not Native
References:Barger, T.W., A. Cressler, B. Finzel, A. Highland, W.M. Knapp, F. Nation, A.R. Schotz, D.D. Spaulding, and C.T. Taylor. New and noteworthy vascular plants records for Alabama. Phytoneuron 2019-16: 1-7.
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCONVOLVULACEAE - Morning-Glory family
Genus Cuscuta
Species Cuscuta japonica Choisy - Japanese Dodder


Citation Cuscuta japonica Choisy, Syst. Verz. 2: 134. 1854.
Basionym: **
Type: **

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Mobile, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0044915 Tallapoosa 02 Oct 2017 Birkhead, Roger
Cuscuta japonica Choisy
UWAL0045765 Mobile 25 Sep 2018 Horne, Howard E.
Cuscuta japonica Choisy
AUA000038170 Tallapoosa 2 Oct 2017 Birkhead, Roger
Cuscuta Japonica Choisy
UWAL0038087 Tuscaloosa 03 Sep 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
Cuscuta japonica Choisy
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