African Plant Database

Cassytha filiformis L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 35-36 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Cassytha
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassytha guineensis Schumach. & Thonn.
=*Cassytha senegalensis A. Chev. (1938)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber or scrambler reaching to 3 m or more, sometimes covering up to 10-30 m2 of vegetation.
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Ecology : Bushland or grassland with scattered trees, scrub; secondary Brachystegia and mixed woodland, thickets and forest patches; Avicennia marina swamp edges; 0-140 m (E Africa) – Very common.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Parasite- Alt: 5 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb, Hemiepiphyte; distribution: Africa. Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:270 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 81 (1949).
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Record n°48871 modified 2007-04-04
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