Cuscuta europaea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 124 124 1753. (Syn: Cuscuta brachystyla C. Koch; Cuscuta capillaris Edgew.;
Cuscuta epicnidea Bernh.; Cuscuta epitriphyllum Bernh.; Cuscuta europaea subsp. halophyta (Fr.) Hartm.; Cuscuta europaea var. indica Engelm.; Cuscuta filiformis Lam.; Cuscuta halophyta Fr.; Cuscuta ligustri Aresch.; Cuscuta major Bauhin; Cuscuta schkuhriana Pfeiff.; Cuscuta tetrandra Moench; Cuscuta tubulosa C. Presl & J. Presl; Cuscuta urceolata Stokes; Cuscuta viciae Schultz ex Des Moul.; Cuscuta vulgaris Pers.);
VOF Week: Cuscuta for Id from Valley: This looks to be a different species of Cuscuta, as the colour of stem
as well as of the flowers varies, the size of flowers and stem diameter was also lesser than C. reflexa….any ideas please….
I hope Cuscuta europaea
VoF Week: Cuscuta europaea var. indica from valley of flowers: Cuscuta europaea var. indica from valley of flowers
VoF Week :: DV :: 02 AUG 12 – 1218 :: flowering shrub at Valley of Flowers: 2 AUG 12
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: shrub, cannot recollect height; flower about 5 – 7 mm across … wild guess: member of Polygonaceae
Interesting find … Good – sharp photographs. Did U use yr new camera?
Yes, used both cameras. Close-ups with the new one Lumix G3 – wide with the earlier G1.
….sorry to have doubts…..to me this seems very likely that..the flowers belong to Cuscuta and not the shrub…
Very true … I am rubbing my eyes now !!
Thanks … The flowers were so closely attached to the shrub that I was at complete loss to guess any thing.