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  Balanophora abbreviata
 
  Family: BALANOPHORACEAE
  Citation:  Balanophora abbreviata Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1: 98. 1827; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 389. 1996; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 431. 2005.
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  Description: Monoecious herbs. Rhizome finely warted with lenticels, cream coloured. Scale leaves 4-6, ovate, acute, stiff, yellow. Heads ovoid or lanceoid. Male flowers 20-40, sessile, synandrium with 15-25 anther-loculi. Female flowers fully covering the exposed part of head; pedicels obconical at apex. Spadicles obovoid with a narrow basal and upper portion.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Africa, Indo-Malesia and Pacific Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: Yes
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Konni
   
 
   
 
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