Cuscuta jepsonii Yuncker, 1921

Jepson’s dodder



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1950's



California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Yuncker T. G. (1921) [reprinted 1970]. Revision of the North American and West Indian species of Cuscuta. Illinois Biological Monographs 6: 91-231.


Other references:

Beliz T. (1993). Cuscuta. In Hickman J. [ed.], The Jepson manual of higher plants of California, 1st ed., 538-539. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, USA.

Costea, Mihai and Stefanović, Saša. (2009). Cuscuta jepsonii (Convolvulaceae): An invasive weed or an extinct endemic? Am. J. Bot. 96(9): 1744-1750.

Costea, M., G.L. Nesom, S. Stefanoviæ. 2006. Taxonomy of the Cuscuta indecora (Convolvulaceae) complex in North America. Sida 22: 209-225.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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