Cuscuta compacta Juss. ex Choisy
Source: Collecitons database
Family: Convolvulaceae
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William Thomas  
From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
On hosts mostly of low ground. Hosts of my species are as follows; 3 on Campsis radicans, 5 on Cephalanthus occidentalis, 2 on Rhus radicans; 1 on Salix, 2 on Sassafras albidum, and 1 on Vitis cinerea.
Fls 5-merous, 4-5 mm, sessile in small dense clusters; bracts 3-5, closely appressed, broadly rounded and commonly wider than long, the inner progressively longer; cor-lobes ovate, obtuse; styles 0.7-2 mm; stigma capitate; fr ovoid to globose, 3-5 mm thick, not beaked, indehiscent, 1-2- seeded, the withered cor calyptrate at the top. Mass. to Pa., Ill., and Neb., s. to Fla. and Tex. (C. paradoxa)

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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