Taxonavigation: Laurales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Laurales

Familia: Lauraceae
Tribus: Cassytheae
Genus: Cassytha
Species: C. aurea – C. candida – C. capillaris – C. ciliolata – C. filiformis – C. flava – C. flindersii – C. glabella – C. larsenii – C. melantha – C. micrantha – C. nodiflora – C. pedicellosa – C. pergracilis – C. peninsularis – C. pomiformis – C. pondoensis – C. pubescens – C. racemosa – C. rufa


Cassytha Osbeck in L. Sp. Pl. 1: 35 (1753)


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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Love Vine, Laurel Dodder, Dodder Laurel, Woe Vine
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