Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.

Family: Cuscutaceae Genus: Cuscuta Species: Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.






Synonym Cuscuta grandiflora Flower Color White
Common Name Giant Dodder, Amar bel, Akashbel Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Giant Dodder Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Uri Sanamacha Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 2400 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit gobose, circumcissile near the base, 2-4 seeded and seeds black
Habitat Occurs in temperate and tropical regions of the world Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia and China Bark Details -
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Leaves absent (or all modified into scales or spines)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species An unusual parasitic vine related to the Morning glory family grows in a prolific manner over host plants ( or other support ) with inter-twined stems, giving it a common name of Devils Hair Leaf Details The plant is leafless and rootless

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details