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Cassytha racemosa Nees
Family Lauraceae
Cassytha racemosa Nees APNI*

Description: Twiner with stems light yellow-green or brownish to dark-green; mostly <1 mm thick, pubescent to glabrescent; haustoria 1–2 mm long.

Flowers and fruits stalked in simple or branched racemes or clustered in heads.

Fruit obovoid, ribbed, 8–9 mm long, glabrescent, greenish, drying green to brown.


Flowering: all year round.

Distribution and occurrence: Two forms endemic in W.A and 1 form confined to SE Qld and from Woodburn to Coaldale, and the Kungala area (Grafton distric).
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One forma in NSW : Cassytha racemosa f. muelleri

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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