Cuscuta rostrata

Family (Traditional)Convolvulaceae
SpeciesCuscuta rostrata Shuttlw. ex Engelm. & A.Gray
Common Namebeaked dodder
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant NotesHabit: vine - forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Scale-like;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.0
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Polk (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Carter Tennessee 27 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
ETSU007220 Unicoi Tennessee 27 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
ETSU006105 Unicoi Tennessee 02 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
TENN-V-0178951 Greene Tennessee
Cuscuta rostrata
BRIT233421 Polk Tennessee 07 Aug 1982 P. Somers
Cuscuta rostrata
ETSU005983 Unicoi Tennessee 22 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
ETSU007221 Unicoi Tennessee 06 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 25 Jul 2010 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
ETSU005700 Greene Tennessee 06 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
Cuscuta rostrata
TENN-V-0178952 Greene Tennessee
Cuscuta rostrata
BRIT233422 Carter Tennessee 06 Sep 1980 Paul Somers
Cuscuta rostrata
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