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  Taxillus tomentosus
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Taxillus tomentosus (Heyne ex Roth) Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 256. 1895; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 401. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 412. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 401. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 387. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 58. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 596. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 358. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 276. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 429. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 711. 2009. Loranthus tomentosus Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 191. 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 212. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1252(876). 1925.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs, branches lenticellate, young shoots fulvous tomentose. Leaves simple, to 5 x 2.5 cm, obovate to oblong, obtuse, glabrous above; nerves 4-5 pairs; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers 3-8, fascicled; pedicels 2 mm long. Calyx 2 mm long, lobes triangular, acute, tomentose. Corolla 1.5 cm long, split to the middle, greenish white, 5-angled, densely hairy, tube gibbous, lobes green spreading or reurved. Stamens 5; filaments red. Style bulbous at the middle, stigma hemispheric. Berry subglobose, tomentose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen, moist deciduous and shola forests
  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, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Ponmudi, Alvarakurichi, Kallar, Karadikkavala, Anchurali, Karimala, Vattavada, Nadugani ghats, Moozhiar, Pathenthode, Manantody, Boneccord, Ponmudi, Thalichola, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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