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Cassytha filiformis, common name love-vine, is a species of obligate parasitic vine in the family Lauraceae that has a pantropical distribution. It is widespread in Latin America and in the West Indies as well as China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Timor, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Madagascar and South Africa. In the United States, is has been reported from Florida, Hawaii, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In the Caribbean region, it is one of several plants known as Love Vine because it has a reputation as an aphrodisiac.
Cassytha filiformis is a twining vine with an orange to pale green stem. Leaves are reduced to scales about 1 mm long. Flowers are borne in spikes or sometimes solitary. There are 6 tepals, each 0.1-2.0 mm long. Fruit is a drupe about 7 mm in diameter. 
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