Author: Jan Scholten
English: Dodder; Devil’s guts; Devil’s hair; Devil’s ringlet; Goldthread; Hailweed; Hairweed; Hellbine; Love vine; Pull-down; Strangleweed; Angel hair; Witch’s hair.
Botany: ± 140 species; yellow, orange, red; parasitic; temperate to tropical.
Clades: Convolvulaceae; Solanales; Lamiidae; Asteranae; Angiospermae; Plants.
Cuscutaceae is not a separate Family in the Apg3 classification but included in Convolvulaceae.
In the Plant theory Cuscutaceae is treated as a separate Family. It is placed in Subphase 7, being parasitic.