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  Viscum monoicum
 
  Family: VISCACEAE
  Citation:  Viscum monoicum Roxb. ex DC., Prodr. 4: 278. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 224. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1258(880). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 242. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 597. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 359. 1998; Sanjai & Balakr., Rheedea 16: 97. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 712. 2009.
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  Description: Parasitic herbs, pale green, densely and often decussately branched basally; internodes generally terete, 3-5 cm x 2-3 mm. Leaves opposite, 5-8 x 1-2.5 cm, elliptical-lanceolate, often falcate, base acute-obtuse, apex usually acute, often attenuated and occasionally subacuminate, curvinervous, with 3-5 distinct veins; subsessile or with 2 mm long petioles. Inflorescence mostly axillary, up to c. 6 per node; dischasia subsessile or short (c. 1 mm) pedunculate, bearing c. 3-5 flowers subtended by 2 coalesced bracts forming a naviculate involucre c. 2-3 mm long. Fruit mostly oblong, slightly rounded at the base, truncated at the apex, 5 x 2-3 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Thekkady, Anawayi border, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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