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Cuscuta campestris

Basic information
Scientific name Cuscuta campestris

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アメリカネナシカズラ
Common names Field dodder
Higher taxon Cuscutaceae, Solanales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America.
Habitat Farm area, fruit garden, pasture, roadside, vacancy, riverside, beach, parasite on cultivated plants.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record was in 1970s, at Fuchu, Tokyo.
Route Accidental: With imported seeds of crops or afforestation plants.
Impact Parasitize on native species, crops, cultviated plants, etc.
Affected organism: Native plants, crops, cultivated plants, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Asia, Russia, Europe, Oceania.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2011-1-26) http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/as.html (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.