members of this family are tropical to temperate trees. However the
Tasmanian species all belong to a specialised group within the family
(Cassytha species). These are common leafless climbing parasites
that form tangled masses over trees and shrubs in dry forests and
heaths. The flowers are small and inconspicuous. The fruit are small
This key does not include C. pedunculata, which is listed
for Tasmania, but may not really exist.