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Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae), its hosts and associated vegetation in a limestone pavement habitat in the Burren Lowlands in County Clare (H9), western Ireland.

  title={Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae), its hosts and associated vegetation in a limestone pavement habitat in the Burren Lowlands in County Clare (H9), western Ireland.},
  author={G. J. Doyle},
Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. (common dodder) has been found growing in a limestone pavement habitat in the Burren Lowlands (H9) in County Clare, westem Ireland. The species is relatively rare in Ireland and is confined to sixteen coastal vice-counties. On limestone pavement Cuscuta is found in vegetation belonging to the Asperulo-Seslenietum, an association assigned to the chalk grassland class Festuco-Brometea. The vegetation of the limestone pavement habitat is compared with mature dune… 

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