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  Aeginetia pedunculata
 
  Family: OROBANCHACEAE
  Citation:  Aeginetia pedunculata Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 13.t.219.1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:320. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 974(685). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 289. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 265. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 323. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 329. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 333. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 253. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 327. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 226. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 480. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 285. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 218. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 489. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 591. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Yellow Ghost Flower
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Rootstock erect, glabrous or scabrid. Scapes branched, 10-20 cm long, glabrous, pink or brownish yellow. Flowers many; calyx 4 cm long, split along one side, puberulus, acute. pale orange; corolla 6 cm long, 4 cm across; tube widening above, yellowish pink; lobes rounded, deep purple to blue; sterile anthers with fleshy acute horn; stigma peltate, very prominent, glabrous, white.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: Yes
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Kulathupuzha, Mangaladevi, Karimala, Chandanathode, on way to Mattanur, Taliparamba, Kunthipuzha dam site area, Boneccord, Ampumala, Ariankavu, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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