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|Cuscuta campestris, dodder, this alien species differs from the Hawaiian endemic by having reflexed corolla lobes and fimbriate scales below the stamens.|
|Cuscuta sandwichiana, dodder. 1 - This Hawaiian native stem parasite is common in the coastal strand where it attaches to virtually any host plant, e.g., Ipomoea, as seen here. 2 - Small greenish flowers and orange-tinted stems are characteristic of this parasite. A row of minute haustoria can be seen on the stem in the lower center of the photo. 3 - Close view of several flowers.|
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