Cuscuta epithymum (L.)L.
Conservation status: C
First record: Relhan, 1802 Last record: ME Smith, 1969
Cuscuta trifolii [note on history of C. trifolii origin in foreign seed. Bab. asks for spec. of Cuscuta on clover.] Phytol.(Feb.1843),1:467.
[CCB names C. trifolii C. approximata. Ref. to Gibson finding it with Crepis setosa & Centaurea solstitiales, both introduced with European clover seed.] Ann.Mag.Nat,Hist.(Apr.1844)13:252254.]
C. epithymum It should be looked for on Kennett Heath, the only suitable locality now left in Cambs. West,1898,254. 25
Lesser Dodder. Gamlingay on Erica vulgaris. Relhan,1802;1820.
Gamlingay Heath, JS Henslow, 29.7.1833, CGE.
Gamlingay, Hb JA Power, 7.1833, RTE.
Cuscu epith Gamlingay. Bab.ann.Relhan,109.C. europoea b,
C. europoea b, Gamlingay Heath. Bab.1860,154 & Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Cuscu epithymum I am afraid that the reclamation of the heath has destroyed this at Gamlingay. West,1898,254.
Eltisley; Newbould. Bab.MS.Fl.492 & Bab.1860.154.
upon Plantago lanceolata at Long Stow (Rev. J Rushton); Newbould. Bab.MS.Fl.492 & Bab.1860.154. 34
Cuscuta trifolii on clover Malton Farm in large patches. Britten,1859.
Malton; D Britten. Bab.MS.Fl.492 & Bab.1860.154.
On chalk hill above Barrington. Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Barrington. Bab.1860.154. 35
C. trifolii Lane by Kingston Wood, AJ Crosfield, 4.8.1921, det CE Salmon; PD Sell, CGE. [on Hordeum, Plantago lanceolata & Daucus carota; also on Ononis spinosa, Lotus corniculatus, & Agrimonia eupatoria]
Kingston; WWN or Rev. J Rushton? Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Kingston; Newbould. Bab.1860.154.
Nr Kingston Wood, W West jun., 18.7.1895, det PD Sell, CGE.
C. trifolii Clover field NE side of Kingston Wood, W West Jnr, 1895.
Toft; WWN; CCB. Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Toft!; Newbould. Bab.1860.154.
Eversden; WWN Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Eversden Quarry, EM Barraud ann.Bab.
Eversden Quarry on knapweed, yarrow, bedstraw, milkwort, eyebright, dwarf scabious & salad burnet; masses of dodder on all. 4.8.1949, EMB ann. Evans.
Hardwick, Sept. 1924, Mills ann.
Floor of Orwell chalk pit, 363.506, ME Smith, 1969. 36
Dry Drayton; Newbould. Bab.MS.Fl.492. Bab.1860.154.
Railway cutting near Over, 385.687, GMS Easy, 1975. 38
Chatteris, introduced, AF.cat. 44
C. trifolii Whittlesford. Bab.ann.Relhan,108.
Whittlesford; Mr C Thurnall. Bab.MS.Fl.492. Bab.1860.154.
Cuscuta epithymum I found it growing in Parker's field near the Hartway Wood in abundance in 1868. Maynard MS.14:313,CRO.
Cuscuta Epithymum Specimen: 'growing on Plantin W. July 1868 when a large patch was growing where this was collected from in Mr Parker's field near Hartway.' Maynard MS.14:318,CRO.
Sketch: 'Paper Mills in distance GNM 1870.' ...View in Bar lane W. taken by GNM in 1870 near...Farrows or Fairy Grove looking NE On the left hand side of the view is a wood called Hartway... In the field opposite I have found in great abundance the small Dodder. Maynard MS.14:312,CRO.
Cuscuta trifolia Specimen: 'Clover Dodder from Mr Ivatts Field towards Standmore Hall May 1870 at which time some acres of the produce of the field was destroyed by this plant. The Clover seed was bought by the farmer of a factor at Stortford who distinctly states that it was foreign seed, but cannot tell from what part it came...' Copy of letter from GS Gibson, 3 Jan 1843. Maynard MS.14:320,CRO.
Cuscu trifolii Clover field W. of Dernford Fen. West,1898,254.
C. trifolii on clover, Duxford, WF Bond & W Roberston, 1843, CGE [not found].
Near Hinxton, 1912, Shrubbs ann. 45
Near Cambridge, CC Babington, 1.8.1848, det PD Sell, CGE.
Near Cambridge Station. (1859). Bab.MS.Fl.492.
C. trifolii Cambridge, CC Babington, 10.1863, det PD Sell, CGE. [on Polygonum aviculare]
On small plants in Chalk pit to the north of the Gogs, J.G., Bab.ann.
Cambridge, FR Tennant, 8.1892 & 8.1898, CGE.
Cuscuta approximata Bab. Fields, Hills Road, Cambridge, CC Babington , 7.10.1867, CGE.
Gogs nr Little Trees Hill, 1893190419111916, Shrubbs ann.
Chalk pit, 'Gogs', A Shrubbs, 9.1916, CGE. [on var. plants incl. Daucus]
Chalk pit, 'Gogs', A Shrubbs, 7.1921, CGE. [on Daucus]
C. trifolii On Lotus in chalkpit on Little Trees Hill. West,1898,254.
Madingley Chalk Pit, A Shrubbs, 27.9.1878, CGE. [on Centaurea nigra]
Madingley, A Shrubbs, 8.1890, CGE.
C. trifolii Madingley chalkpit, on Galium verum, Peucedanum sativum, etc. West,1898,254.
Madingley Chalk pit, 18971901, A Hosking ann.Bab.
C. trifolii Madingley Chalk Pit, A Hosking, 20.9.1901, det PD Sell, CGE.
Madingley Chalk pit, 20.8.1902, Mills ann.
By footpath to Coton, 1852. Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Barton. Bab.MS.Fl.492. Bab.1860.154.
C. trifolii Clover field N of Barton, H Gilbert Carter, 1942.
Stapleford, WNE in CCHSB notes 19056.
Abundant in numerous patches in field to E. of Roman Road, A Malins Smith, 18.8.1938. 54
Abington, A Hosking, 10.9.1901, det PD Sell, CGE. [on clover] & A Hosking ann.Bab.
On Polygonum lapathifolium, 'Lawn Cottage Garden' Abington, JC Faulkner, 9.1952. 55
Balsham (1854). Bab.MS.Fl.492.
Cuscuta trifolii rather too plentiful this year in clover fields at Balsham. Smart,1863.