transmitting other pathogens between plants. Cassytha filiformis L. is a leafless, climbing, twining, vine-like, autoparasitic and plant-hyperparasitic phanero-. C. filiformis is a parasitic vine with a pan-tropical distribution (GBIF, ). It is primarily a plant of coastal areas, where it may become. Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae), a medicinal plant is traditionally used for the treatment of cancer, African trypanosomiasis and many other related diseases.

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Shading will tend to reduce the vigour of C.

Cassytha filiformis

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cassytha filiformis. There are also some flowers, young fruits filfiormis even a few leaves Photograph by: Allen Cassytha brasiliensis Mart.

Journal of Medical Sciences Pakistan13 1: Cassutha specificity of Cassytha filiformis and C. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science. Effect of oral administration of aqueous whole extract of Cassytha filiformis on haematograms and plasma biochemical parameters in rats.

Series B, Botany, 38 2: Cassytha filiformiscommon name love-vineis a species of obligate parasitic vine in the family Lauraceae.

Cassttha americana Nees Cassytha americana var. Soil for nurseries or gardens should not be collected close to C. The fruits have a physical dormancy, and germinate only after scarification or softening by microbial action Mahadevan and Jayasuriya, a.


There are six tepalseach 0. Synergistic effect of insect herbivory and plant parasitism on the performance of the invasive tree Schinus terebinthifolius. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness C.

Factsheet – Cassytha filiformis

No comparable information has been seen for C. Human-mediated introduction is the most common way for C. Not for the casual reader.

Host-range studies of Cassytha filiformis L. It is believed to reduce photosynthesis in its hosts The Noni Website,but it is not clear whether this is a physiological effect, or arises from the smothering effect of the dense mass of stems and effective shading of the host.

Lauraceae from Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Following germination, the primary cassythz fails to develop but several small adventitious roots may provide anchorage for a short period Mahadevan and Jayasuriya, filiformie. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 4 6: In Africa it is used to treat cancer, African trypanosomiasis and other diseases Hoet et al.

Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Filifrmis. This type of chemistry has potential applications for inhibiting certain carcinomas such as prostate cancer.


Cassytha filiformis – Useful Tropical Plants

Allen Cassytha brasiliensis Mart. Seedlings can then survive for up to 8 weeks without a host, growing to a length of 30 cm or more, presumably relying mainly on the seed reserves Nelson, First true leaves very small, scale-like, about 1 mm long, lacking definite venation.

The fruits sink in fresh water but float in salt water Werth et al. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Prevention and Control Top of page Prevention Unwanted host plants can be removed to reduce the spread of C.

Now containing plants. Retrieved from ” https: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Unwanted host plants can be removed to reduce the spread of C.

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