Cassytha filiformis L. APNI*
Description: Stems bright yellow-green, orange to dark red, drying irregularly striate; mostly < 1 mm thick, pubescent to glabrescent; haustoria 1–2 mm long.
Flowers and fruits sessile in spikes.
Fruit ovoid to globose, 4–8 mm long, glabrous, green or orange-red on maturing, rarely white; commonly drying black.
Flowering: all year round.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly in trop. regions; north from the Gloucester district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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