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  Macrosolen parasiticus
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser, Blumea 2: 36. 1936; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 351. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 328. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 240. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 401. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 411. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 625. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 317. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 386. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 275. 1997; 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; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 582. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 429. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 710. 2009. Lonicera parasitica L., Sp. Pl. 175. 1753. Loranthus loniceroides L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 473. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 221. 1886. Elytranthe loniceroides (L.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 427. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1255(879). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chempoo
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Branches terete, glabrous. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded at base; nerves obscure; petiole 1.5 cm long. Peduncle 1 cm long, 1-6-flowered; bracteoles orbicular; calyx 5 mm long, tubular, glabrous; corolla scarlet below, white or green at apex, curved; lobes deflexed, divided to above the middle; filaments green; stigma hemispherical. Berry ovoid, smooth, crowned with tubular calyx.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: South West India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-750
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Alampetty, Thannikkudy, Kanthaloor forests, Punnamala, Appuppanthode, Manantody, Kalliassey, Marayur, Old Devicolam to Gudular Junction, Chinnakanal, Mukkali forests, Mulleria, Kunda hills, Rockwood, Bonaccord, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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