Monographs Details: Cassytha filiformis Jacq.
Authority: Allen, Caroline K. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. II. Lauraceae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 53-95.
Family:Lauraceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - he only twining, non-woody, parasitic member of the Laura-ceae, occurring in the tropics throughout the world, and occasionally in South America, climbing over rocks and shrubs or low trees at varying altitudes.SURINAME. Zuid Rivier, common in savanna immediately south of Kayser Airstrip, 45 km above confluence with Lucie Rivier, H. S. Irwin, G. T. Prance, T. R. Soderstrom & N. Holmgren 55954 (fl. NY); savanna shrub forest, enroute from Kamp 8 to Black Water Kreek Kamp, C. K. Allen 56 (fl., fr. NY). BRAZIL. Amapa: rare in capoeira, border of Igarape Ariramba, J. M. Pires & P. B. Cavalcante 52352 (fl. IAN, MG, NY); Rio Oiapoque, in savanna immediately south of airfield, about 2 km NE of Oiapoque, H. S. Irwin & L. Y. Th. Westra 47261 (fl. NY) , locally frequent in cracks among rocks, on large granitic outcrop surrounded by forest, J. M. Pires & L. Y. Th. Westra 48870 (fr. NY); Rio Araguari, in exposed area on large rock in center of river, down river from Porto Platon, J. M. Pires, Wm. Rodrigues & G. C. Irvine 51145 (fl., fr. NY). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Altiplanicie de Nuria, woods bordering savanna on ridge northwest of dwarf woods between camp and Agua Linda, 7 km E of Hato de Nuria, E of Miamo, Julian A. Steyermark 88481 (fr. NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Upper Maza-runi River Basin, Ayanganna Plateau, frequent in light scrub forest about sandstone outcroppings, trail in savannah on N side of Chinowieng Village, Stephen S. & Carolyn L. Tillett, & Rufas Boyan 44878 (fr. NY).

Distribution:Suriname South America| Brazil South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|