Tolypanthus involucratus (Roxb.) Tiegh.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Loranthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Elytranthe involucrata (Roxb.) G.Don; Loranthus involucratus Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Tolypanthus involucratus (Roxb.) Tiegh.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen shrubs up to 1 m tall, parasitic; Leaves simple, opposite and alternate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate; margin smooth; Flowers in axillary fascicles, bisexual; sepals 5, fused; petals 5, free, red; stamens 5, free; style thread-like, 5-angled, stigma densely capitate; Fruits oblong, hidden in persistent bracts; green when young, one-seeded.
  • Flower, Fruit : February- June
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal
  • Literature :
    • Navendu Page., Aparajita Datta., Bibidishananda Basu (2022). Trees of Arunachal Pradesh-a field guide, Pg: 466-467
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Tolypanthus involucratus. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

Habitat

India Distribution

World Distribution

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