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Cuscuta exaltata Engelm.
Tall dodder

Cuscuta exaltata
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Florida and Texas.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Cuscuta exaltata has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Inlet Lot 13 Present Native
Jupiter Inlet Natural Area Assumed to be Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Assumed to be Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Cuscuta exaltata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Cuscuta exaltata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Cuscuta exaltata
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee
Cuscuta exaltata
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee
Cuscuta exaltata
Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee