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Useful Temperate Plants

Cassytha glabella

R.Br.

Lauraceae

+ Synonyms

Cassytha casuarinae Nees

Cassytha digitata Nees

Cassytha dispar Schltdl.

Cassytha microcephala Meisn.

Common Name: Devil's Twine

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General Information

Cassytha glabella is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant with twining stems. A parastic plant, with its leaves reduced to minute scales, it scrambles over vegetation up to 100cm tall, attaching itself to host plants in order to gain nutruents[
1109
Title
VicFlora - Flora of Victoria
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An om-line flora for the state of Victoria, Australia.
,
1461
Title
Flora of Tasmania Online
Publication
 
Author
Duretto MF (Ed.)
Website
http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/floratasmania
Publisher
Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery: Hobart
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, in the process of being published (58 family treatments as of 2017). It can be accesed online and can also be downloaded as PDFs.
]
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
,
1109
Title
VicFlora - Flora of Victoria
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An om-line flora for the state of Victoria, Australia.
,
1461
Title
Flora of Tasmania Online
Publication
 
Author
Duretto MF (Ed.)
Website
http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/floratasmania
Publisher
Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery: Hobart
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, in the process of being published (58 family treatments as of 2017). It can be accesed online and can also be downloaded as PDFs.

Range

Australia - Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia

Habitat

Widespread, most commonly found on coastal heath and heathy woodland, on sedges and shrubs; at elevations from sea level to 250 metres[
1109
Title
VicFlora - Flora of Victoria
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An om-line flora for the state of Victoria, Australia.
,
1461
Title
Flora of Tasmania Online
Publication
 
Author
Duretto MF (Ed.)
Website
http://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/floratasmania
Publisher
Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery: Hobart
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent flora, in the process of being published (58 family treatments as of 2017). It can be accesed online and can also be downloaded as PDFs.
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The whole plant is used as a febrifuge[
152
Title
Australian Medicinal Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Lassak. E. V. and McCarthy. T.
Publisher
New Holland Publishers
Year
2001
ISBN
1876334703
Description
A very good and readable guide to the subject.
]. The whole plant is used for bathing the body in order to relieve pain, rheumatism, and fever[
1884
Title
Phytochemical Profile and Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Medicinal Plants Used by Aboriginal People of
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016, Article ID 4683059, 14 pages
Author
Akter K. et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4683059
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-10-04. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Cassytha+glabella>

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