Cassytha melantha R.Br. APNI*
Description: Stems often more than 1.3 mm thick, glabrescent; haustoria 2–5 mm long.
Inflorescence a spike or a raceme with pedicels < 1 mm long, ± elevated.
Fruit globose, 10–15 mm diam., smooth, glabrescent, green, drying black.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread south from Inverell district.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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