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Laurel dodder (Cassytha filiformis)

Tali putri or love-vine or laurel dodder (Cassytha filiformis) is a species of plant in Lauraceae, an obligate parasitic vine, an aphrodisiac, growing vines and tightly coiled on other plants to fill the canopy and berry-shaped fruit.

C. filiformis has cylindrical stems, orange to green in color and branched, blunt ends and grows coiled to form very strong threads on the stems of other plants.

Dlium Laurel dodder (Cassytha filiformis)


The leaves are reduced to scales about 1 mm long. Flowers are borne in spikes or sometimes solitary with 6 tepals, each 0.1-2.0 mm long. The fruit is round and seeded with a diameter of 7 mm.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Cassytha
Species: Cassytha filiformis

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