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  Helixanthera intermedia
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Helixanthera intermedia (Wight) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. ser. 3, 10: 317. 1929; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 350. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 400. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 410. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 399. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 320. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 57. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 593. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 356. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 273. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 275. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 581. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 709. 2009. Loranthus intermedius Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 361. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 205. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1251(876). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Puluri
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  English name(s):
  Description: Parasitic glabrous shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, 4-8 x 3-5 cm, ovate, obtuse, coriaceous, base obtuse, truncate, or sub-cordate; petiole 1 cm long. Racemes 7 cm long, axillary, many-flowered; pedicel 7 mm long, slender, glabrous. Flower buds 4-angled and curved. Calyx truncate. Corolla lobes 4, straight, purplish pink or yellowish green, free to the base. Stamens 4; filaments attached below the middle of the corolla; stigma globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-750
  Localities: Palapetty, Kottamala, Pampa, Thellickal, Shekkalmudi, Mananthavady, Panoth, Tirunalli, Old Devicolam, Devicolam, Walayar, Boneccord, Ponmudi, Punnapuzha, Ettapadappu, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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