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  Aeginetia indica
 
  Family: OROBANCHACEAE
  Citation:  Aeginetia indica L., Sp. Pl. 632. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 320. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 974(685). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 289. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 198. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 323. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 288. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 551. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 328. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 333. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 18. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 327. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 479. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 284. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 218. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 489. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 365. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 590. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Keerippovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Forest Ghost Flower
  Description: Parasitic leafless herbs, root stock short, horizontal; scapes many, erect, unbranched, naked, glabrous, deep pink or brown, 15-30 cm long. Flowers solitary; bracts and bracteoles absent. Calyx 2 cm long, glabrous, reddish. Corolla 3 cm long, dark purple, tube broad, lobes equal, rounded, glabrous. Upper stamens with one anther lobe; lower stamen with one sterile and one fertile lobes. Capsule 2 cm long, dehisce apically; seeds many, white, rugose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Japan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: Yes
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1000
  Localities: Vazhani, Koruthode, Velayudhankayi, Campshed area, Kakki hills, Kannoth, Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Boneccord, Vadapuram, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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