Cassytha pubescens

Common Name:

Downy Dodder-laurel



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDEHJKNPSTUVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Open forest 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Herbaceous, leafless, hemiparasitic climber 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has flower buds that are covered in brown/reddish hairs, spikes that are less than 26 mm long and fruit that is covered in white hairs 1


Image: Mary Ellis

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria