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  Helixanthera hookeriana
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Helixanthera hookeriana (Wight & Arn.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. ser. 3, 10: 317. 1929; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 319. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 356. 1998. Loranthus hookerianus Wight & Arn., Prodr. 381. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 207. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1251(875). 1925.
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  Description: Branches slender, tubercled, glabrous. Leaves to 10 x 3.5 cm, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; petiole to 7 mm long. Spike to 7 cm long, unbranched, many-flowered; bracts tomentose. Flowers in small excavations on the rachis; calyx broaden at base; corolla 1 cm long, curved, lobes 4, tomentose; stamens 4, stigma globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Arjunankotta, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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