Cassytha pubescens R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Cassytha paniculata R.Br. APNI*
Cassytha phaeolasia (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Twiner with stems usually 0.5–1.5 mm thick, young shoots white or red, retrorsely pubescent to woolly; haustoria 2–3 mm long.
Inflorescence a spike, raceme or panicle, flowers often clustered in ± sessile or stalked heads.
Flowers sessile or almost so, petals pubescent.
Fruit globose to obovoid, 8–10 mm long, pubescent, sometimes sparsely so, drying grey-black.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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