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  Dendrophthoe falcata var. pubescens
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Dendrophthoe falcata (L. f.) Etting. var. pubescens (Hook. f.) Chandrab. in Henry et al., Fl. Tamil Nadu 2: 215. 1987; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 355. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 274. 2002. Loranthus longiflorus Desr. var. pubescens Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 215. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1253(877). 1925.
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  Description: Branches stout, smooth. Leaves 6-15 x 2-4 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtusely acute, base truncate to sub-cordate, glabrous; nerves 3-5 pairs, sub-prominent; petiole 2-3 mm long, flattened. Racemes 2-3 cm long, pubescent; pedicel 3 mm long. Flowers many; corolla pink, 3 cm long, pubescent outside, lobes 7 mm long, curved; tube inflated above the middle, white below, pink middle and green above.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Peechi, Vallakkadavu, Pamba, Padippara, Orukomban, Anappadi
   
 
   
 
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