Cassytha casuarinae Nees
Cassytha digitata Nees
Cassytha dispar Schltdl.
Cassytha microcephala Meisn.
Common Name: Devil's Twine
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[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Australia - Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia
Widespread, most commonly found on coastal heath and heathy woodland, on sedges and shrubs; at elevations from sea level to 250 metres[
The whole plant is used as a febrifuge[
]. The whole plant is used for bathing the body in order to relieve pain, rheumatism, and fever[