Helixanthera ligustrina (Wall.) Danser

    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Loranthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Dendrophthoe ligustrina (Wall.) Mart.; Dithecina ligustrina (Wall.) Tiegh.; Loranthus ligustrinus Wall.; Phoenicanthemum ligustrinum (Wall.) Tiegh.; Helixanthera tenuis (Merr.) Danser; Loranthus tenuis Merr.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Helixanthera ligustrina (Wall.) Danser
  • Habit : Parasitic shrub
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen parasitic shrub; Leaves simple, sub-opposite or alternate, elliptic-lanceolate; margin smooth; Flowers in axillary racemes, sometime on leafless node, in pair or solitary, bisexual; sepals 4, fused; petals 4, free, red; stamens 4, style cylindric, 5-angled, stigma capitate; Fruits ellipsoid, green when young, brown when mature.
  • Flower, Fruit : February- July
  • Distribution :
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • Navendu Page., Aparajita Datta., Bibidishananda Basu (2022). Trees of Arunachal Pradesh-a field guide, Pg: 462-463
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helixanthera ligustrina. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.


India Distribution

World Distribution

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