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  Tolypanthus lagenifer
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Tolypanthus lagenifer (Wight) Tieghem, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 249. 1895; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 402. 1988; Vajr. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5:424. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 241. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 412. 1990; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 711. 2009. Loranthus lageniferus Wight, Ic. t.306. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 218. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1254(878). 1925.
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  Description: Parasitic shrubs; stem stout, glabrous, lenticellate. Leaves simple, opposite, 6-9 x 3-6 cm, reddish when young, ovate or ovate-oblong, apex obtuse or acute, base rounded; petiole 5-6 mm long. Flowers subsessile, fascicled on woody stem, subtended by reddish or yellowish campanulate, 5-lobed, 2-3 cm long involucre. Calyx 2.5-3 mm long, united; lobes 5, triangular. Corolla 2-2.5 cm long, green or reddish; tube dilated above the middle; lobes 5, short, linear-oblong. Stamens 5; filaments short; anthers linear. Ovary inferior, 1-loculed; style erect; stigma capitate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Red, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Aruvanpara, Chandanathode, on way to Kannoth, Karivara slopes
   
 
   
 
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