Cassytha melantha

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Cassytha melantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Cassytha
Species: C. melantha
Binomial name
Cassytha melantha
R.Br.[1]

Cassytha melantha is a parasitic vine.[2][3] Common names include coarse dodder-laurel and large dodder-laurel.[2][4] The fruits are about 10–15 millimetres (0.39–0.59 in) in diameter and are green, drying to black. These are edible and are harvested in the wild.[4][5]

The species occurs in the states of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. [3]

The name has sometimes been misapplied to Cassytha filiformis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cassytha melantha". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Cassytha melantha R.Br.". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 
  3. ^ a b "Cassytha melantha R.Br.". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Cassytha melantha". Yarra Ranges Local Plant Directory. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Cassytha Melantha, Vine Berries, Fruit". NUTTAB 2006 Online Version. Food Standards Australia New Zealand.