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  Dendrophthoe trigona
 
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  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Dendrophthoe trigona (Wight & Arn.) Danser ex Sant., Rec. Bot. Surv. India 16:163. 1953; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 239. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 592. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 356. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 274. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 708. 2009. Loranthus trigonus Wight & Arn., Prodr. 386. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 219. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1253(877). 1925.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs; branches to 15 mm thick, rugose, glabrous; branchlets often acutely 3-angled. Leaves simple, alternate, 20 x 13 cm, ovate, obtuse, acute at base, thickly coriaceous; petiole to 1.5 cm long, flattened or winged. Flowers in axillary, to 3 cm long racemes or cymes; bracts forming a shallow oblique cup. Calyx cupular, truncate, glabrous. Corolla 15-20 mm long, pink or yellow, tube split to the middle, lobes 5, linear. Berry 1 x 0.5 cm, obovoid, crowned by the cup-shaped calyx limb.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vallakkadavu, Vengoli, Anawayi border, Nadugani ghats, Ampumala
   
 
   
 
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