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Cuscuta americana L.
American dodder

Cuscuta americana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Cuscuta americana available from :


Cuscuta americana has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Cuscuta americana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Cuscuta americana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley