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Cuscuta obtusiflora Kunth var. glandulosa
Glandular dodder

Family: Convolvulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Parasite

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Scattered in the United States, the Greater Antilles, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002, p 76), based on two collections in Fort Myers from 1902 and 1926. In 2016, Keith Bradley made a collection attributed to this species in western Broward County (Bradley 5003 USF), in a disturbed wetland on a road shoulder. However, a survey of this site by George Gann in 2022 failed to locate any plants. Because determinations of Cuscuta from dried specimens are difficult, we re-ranked this to possibly extirpated in 2023, until a verification of the identification can be verified by a Cuscuta specialist.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa available from :

Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Presumed Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Cuscuta obtusiflora var. glandulosa has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods