Thursday, July 07, 2005

Love vine

Cassytha filiformis
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Cassytha filiformis belongs to the family Lauraceae which has members like the cinnamon and advocado. It is a parasite - note the foot like appendages penetrating into the woody stem of the host plant.

Its pantropical in distribution. Get more photos, references and DNA sequences from this site.


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