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  Macrosolen capitellatus
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Macrosolen capitellatus (Wight & Arn.) Danser, Blumea 2: 36. 1936; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 252. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 327. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 411. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 58. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 594. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 357. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 273. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 275. 2002. Loranthus capitellatus Wight & Arn., Prodr. 382. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 221. 1886. Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(1): 189. 1889; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1255(879). 1925.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs, branches 2-angulr, glabrous. Leaves simple, 5-8 x 2-3 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, cuneate at base, coriaceous; nerves 2 or 3 pairs, obscure; petiole to 7 mm long. Flowers 2-4 together, nearly sessile, on very short peduncle; bracts and bracteoles similar, ovate to orbicular, keeled. C 5 mm long, cylindric, apex truncate with short rounded lobes. Corolla to 2 cm long, yellow to white in the tubular part and scarlet green at apex, split below the middle; lobes 6, linear or linear spathulate. Stamens 6, anthers multilocellate. Berry 6 x 5 mm, purple-black when ripe, ellipsoid, beaked with persistent calyx tube.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Kannur
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: South West India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Red, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Ichampetty, Thannikkudy, Vengoli, Taliparamba, Karivara slopes, Edacode
   
 
   
 
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