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  Dendrophthoe memecylifolia
 
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  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Dendrophthoe memecylifolia (Wight & Arn.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. ser. 3, 10: 1929; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 399. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 57. 1998. Loranthus memecylifolius Wight & Arn., Prodr. 383. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 217. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1254(878). 1925.
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  Description: Glabrous parasitic shrubs; branches stout, terete, brown. Leaves opposite, up to 8 x 3 cm, coriaceous, opposite or alternate, oblong-lanceolate, acute, cuneate at base; the nerves obscure; petioles very short. Flowers in axillary or lateral peduncled umbellate cymes; bracts cup-like but one-sided. Calyx-tube adnate to the ovary, the limb short, truncate or toothed; lobes triangular. Corolla gamopetalous, very straight, erect, scarlet coloured, glabrous without, with very rare exceptions, 2-4 cm long; lobes 5, valvate. Stamens 4; filaments much shorter than the anthers. Ovary 1-celled; style linear; stigma lateral. Berry oblong
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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