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  Viscum orientale
 
  Family: VISCACEAE
  Citation:  Viscum orientale Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 737. 1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 224. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1258(880). 1925; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 401. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 317. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 13,19. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 388. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 276. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 360. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 275. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 277. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 430. 2005; Sanjai & Balakr., Rheedea 16: 100. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 713. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Itthilkanni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs. Leaves opposite, 8 x 3 cm, spathulate, apex acute, entire to minutely crenate, basally 3-5 nerved, coriaceous; Flowers axillary in triads, lateral flowers male and central flowers female; bracts 1.5 mm, ovate; male flowers- perianth lobes 4, 1 mm, ovate; stamens 4; female flowers- tepals 4, 1 mm, ovate; ovary 0.6 mm, stigma rounded. Berry 0.6 x 0.5 mm, obovoid, acute at both ends.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Mangavada, Thekkady, Vengoli, Thannithode, Mannarappara, Kottur R.F., Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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