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Cuscuta pentagona Engelm.
Fiveangled dodder

Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies (Cuba, Puerto Rico), Mexico and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Cuscuta pentagona available from :

Cuscuta pentagona has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Assumed to be Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Cuscuta pentagona has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Cuscuta pentagona has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Coastal Rock Barren
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Swamp Lake
Tidal Marsh

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Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cuscuta pentagona
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley