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  Scurrula parasitica
  Citation:  Scurrula parasitica L., Sp. Pl. 110. 1753; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 401. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 241. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 350. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 412. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 400. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 318. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 386. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 595. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 358. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 274. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 275. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 583. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 429. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 710. 2009. Loranthus buddleioides Desr. in Lam., Encycl. 3: 660. 1792; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1251(876). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 350. 1984. Loranthus scurrula L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 472. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 208. 1886.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs; branches terete, rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-9 x 3-5 cm, ovate, rounded at base and apex, coriaceous, golden tomentose below; petiole to 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary fascicles or shortly peduncled cymes, 16-20 together; bract ovate, concave, densely tomentose. Calyx 2-3 mm long, copular, grey tomentose, limb truncate, entire. Corolla 15 mm long, greenish-yellow, slender, densely tomentose; lobes 4, ovate, acute. Stamens 4, filaments flattened, glabrous. Stigma clavate. Berry 6-8 mm long, obovoid, densely hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: South and South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 500-750
  Localities: Peechi, Pachankalithode, Pachakkanam, Karimala, Kuriarkutty, Damsite, Moozhiar, Begur, on way to Kottiyur, Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F., Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Karasurymala, Nadugani ghats, Ariankavu, Bonaccord
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