Cuscuta subinclusa Durand & Hilg.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)


Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)

canyon dodder

Primary Disseminule Type


Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit a single-seeded, one-chambered capsule, ovoid, 1.5–3 mm long x 1.2–2.5 mm wide, with dried perianth parts still attached (± enclosed by corolla).

Seed round to widely ovate in outline, partially compressed to ± terete, often flat or dimpled on 1+ sides, 1.3–1.7 mm long x 1–1.5 mm diameter. Surface dull, rough (variously honeycombed or pitted), variable in color including yellowish-orange to reddish-purple.

Hilar region a large, ± circular, darkened depression, with a narrow slit-like vascular scar.

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Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)