Cassytha melantha

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Cassytha melantha
Cassytha melantha Cape Le Grand NP X-2010.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Cassytha
Species: C. melantha
Binomial name
Cassytha melantha

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]


  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. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  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. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Cassytha Melantha, Vine Berries, Fruit". NUTTAB 2006 Online Version. Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2012-10-27.