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  Dendrophthoe neelgherrensis
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Dendrophthoe neelgherrensis (Wight & Arn.) Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 4: 252. 1895; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 355. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 579. 2002. Loranthus neelgherrensis Wight & Arn., Prodr. 382. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 216. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1254(877). 1925.
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  Description: Large woody parasitic shrubs; branches transversally rugose, glabrous. Leaves to 7-10 x 3.5 cm, obovate, obtuse, coriaceous, narrowed to the base; petiole to 7 mm long. Flowers 3-6 together in axillary cymes; peduncle 7 mm long, slender; bracts small, ovate; pedicel 3 mm long, puberulus; calyx obscurely toothed; corolla 15-20 mm long, yellow, cleft to below the middle, lobes recurved. Berry 7 x 4 mm, obovoid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Vellimala, Mlappara, Santhanpara, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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