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  Helixanthera wallichiana
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Helixanthera wallichiana (Schult.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. ser. 3, 10: 319. 1929; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 252. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 240. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 400. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 349. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 696. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 410. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 400. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 320. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 386. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 274. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 593. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 357. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 275. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 581. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 428. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 709. 2009. Loranthus wallichianus Schult. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 7: 100. 1829; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 205. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1251(876). 1925.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs, branchlets terete, rugose or lenticellate. Leaves simple, alternate and opposite, 5-10 x 3-6 cm, ovate, obtuse, base acute or rounded glabrous; lateral nerves 2 or 3 pairs; petiole 0.8-2 cm long. Flowers in slender to 3-6 cm long, glabrous racemes; pedicel 3 mm long; bract adenate to the pedicel, spoon-shaped, ciliate. Calyx globose, 2 mm long, limb annular, obscure. Corolla reddish, terete in bud, lobes 4, ovate, acute, glabrous. Berry 6 mm long, ovoid, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Sholayar, Kattalappara, Kallar, Mullakkudy, Arjunankotta, Thellickal, Pooppara, Thekkady, Nilikkal, Aruvanpara, Pathenthode, Angamoozhy, Thannithode, on way to Kannoth, Chandanathode, Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Boneccord, Ponmudi, Punnapuzha, Tepp
   
 
   
 
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