kas-SITH-ee-a — from the Greek word kassyo (sew, patch)
fil-ih-FOR-miss — threadlike
Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: air creeper, devil’s gut, dodder laurel, green thread creeper, love vine, moss creeper, Sita’s yarn, princess hair, woe vineAssamese: আকাশী লতা akakhi lotaGujarati: સોનવેલ sonvel, સ્વર્ણવલ્લી swarnavalliHindi: आकासबेल akasbel, अमरबेल amarbelKannada: ಆಕಾಶಬಳ್ಳಿ akasha balli, ಅಮರ ಬಳ್ಳಿ amaru balli, ಮಂಗನ ಉಡಿದಾರ mangana udidaraKonkani: आंकासवेल ankasvelMalayalam: ആകാശവള്ളി akasavalliMarathi: आकाशवेल akashvel, अमरवेल amarvelSanskrit: आकाशवल्ली akashavalli, अमरवल्लरी amaravallari, दुःस्पर्श duhsparsha, खवल्ली khavalli, व्योमवल्लिका vyomavallikaTamil: எருமைக்கொற்றான் erumai-k-korran, பசுங்கொற்றான் pacu-n-korran, தூற்றுமைக்கொற்றான் turrumai-k-korran, உழிஞைக் கொடி ulinaik-kotiTelugu: ఆకాశవల్లి akashavalli, అంతర వల్లితీగ anthara vallithige, సీతమ్మనూలుపోగులు sitamma nulu pogulu, నూలు తీగ noolu thige, పచ్చి తీగ paachi thige

Distribution: pantropic


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Cassytha filiformis from Konanur, Nanjanagudu taluk, Mysore district, Karnataka state: please find few photos of Cassytha filiformis (LAURACEAE) in flower and fruits photographed at Konanur Scrub jungle on 05.11.2011 at 10.00 am. The place is in Nanjanagudu taluk, Mysore district, Karanataka state.


kindly read date as 23.10.2011


Cassytha L. (1753) is a genus of some two dozen species of obligately parasitic vines in the family Lauraceae.
Superficially and in some aspects of their ecology they closely resemble plants in the unrelated genus Cuscuta, the dodders.
The physical resemblance is so close that, when fruit and flowers are absent in the field, few people without technical training can tell them apart; even an unwary botanist might be misled.
It is a spectacular example of convergent evolution.[1] In its divergence from habits typical of the Lauraceae, it also presents examples of mosaic evolution[2]
Though the Lauraceae constitute a large family, with thousands of species in tens of genera, Cassytha is its only known parasitic genus.[9]
Cassytha
also is atypical of the family in that most Lauraceae are woody shrubs or trees.
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Cassytha filiformis L.
kas-SITH-ee-a — from the Greek word kassyo (sew, patch)
fil-ih-FOR-miss — threadlike
Dave’s Botanary
Jan 26, 2008 … Kelwa beach, Maharashtra
commonly known as: air creeper, devil’s gut, dodder-laurel, green thread creeper, love vine, moss creeper, princess hair, Sita’s yarn, woe-wine • Hindi: आकास बेल akas bel • Kannada: ಆಕಾಶ ಬಳ್ಳೀ aakaasha balli, ಅಮರ ಬಳ್ಳಿ amara balli, ಬೀಳು ಬಳ್ಳಿ bilu balli, ದಾರದ ಬಳ್ಳಿ daarada balli, ಜನಿವಾರ ಬಳ್ಳಿ janivaara balli, ಮಮ್ಗನ ಉಡಿದಾರ mamgana udidaara • Konkani: आंकासवेल ankasvel • Marathi: अमरवेल amarvel, अंबरवेल ambarvel • Oriya: akashavuli • Sanskrit: आकासवल्ली akasavalli • Tamil: எருமைக்கொற்றான் erumai-k-korran, தூற்றுமைக்கொற்றான் turrumai-k-korran, பசுங்கொற்றான் pacu-n-korran • Telugu: ఆకాశవల్లి akasa-valli • Urdu: آکاس بيل akas bel
Distribution: pantropic
References: Flowers of IndiaDave’s GardeneFloraGRINENVIS-FRLHTFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Apr 12, 2008 … Burondi, Maharashtra 
Mar 13, 2012 … Devgad, Maharshtra


 

 

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Cassytha filiformis L. SN Feb -18 :  Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.

Cassytha filiformis L., Fam: Lauraceae, brownish parasitic leafless climber,

over bushes and trees.
South Chennai scrub jungle.


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ARJUL32 Leafless climber for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Bangalore
20th July 2014


This looks like Cassytha filiformis. Sending my photographs of what is also possibly the same.


 

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Cassytha filiformis L., parasitic climber from Kanchepuram district (Previously Chengulput Dt) of Tamilnadu


 

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Cassytha filiformis L. 15Jan SN 17 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).

Cassytha filiformis L. frequently growing wild parasite climber from Kancheepuram dist of Tamilnadu, it is also medicinal.


 

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Cassytha filiformis : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Cassytha filiformis

family : Lauraceae
Habit : Obligate parasitic vine
Habitat : Climber
Place : Chilkigarh, Jhargram, West bengal
Date : 24 September 2018 

Cassytha filiformis

Family : Lauraceae
Habit : Obligate parasitic vine
Habitat : Climber 
Place : Chilkigarh, Jhargram, West Bengal 
Dates : 25 September 2018

Attachments (1)- 1 mb. 


yes


Goa, May 2019 :: Leafless vine for ID :: ARK2019-29 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please validate this vine growing on the beach, Varca Goa in May 2015.
Is this Cassytha filiformis? It was growing wild on Spinifex littoralis grass on the beach.

Cassytha sure sir, but check once local floras then decide species name that’s only validated.


Yes, appears close as per fruiting images at Cassytha filiformis L.


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Goa, May 2019 :: Leafless vine for ID :: ARK2019-29 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please validate this vine growing on the beach, Varca Goa in May 2015.
Is this Cassytha filiformis? It was growing wild on Spinifex littoralis grass on the beach.

Cassytha sure sir, but check once local floras then decide species name that’s only validated. 


Yes, appears close as per fruiting images at Cassytha filiformis L.


  

 

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Cassytha filiformis :: Mahabalipuram :: 16 OCT 19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Mahabalipuram  Tamil Nadu

Date: October 16, 2019 … Altitude: about 3 m (10 ft) asl

Cassytha filiformis  L.

Many thanks to … for validating the ID at facebook.  

what a lovely looking plant but its a parasite!!!


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