Leaves reduced to scales; rootless twining parasites (includes Cassythaceae) Lauraceae
Leaves reduced to scales. Rootless twinning hemiparasitic herb Cassytha
Plants glabrous. Stems filiform. Flowers few in a globular head on a short peduncle. Floral tube and perianth together c. 2 mm long, glabrous. Floral tube at fruiting stage ovoid to ellipsoid, 4–6 mm long, reddish or yellowish. Coast to lower Blue Mts Heath. Fl. summer Cassytha glabella glabella
Plants pubescent at least when young. Stems comparatively stout. Flowers in short spikes or almost capitate