Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.) Etting.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Loranthaceae
  • Basionym : Loranthus falcatus L.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Lonicera zeylanica Gaertn.; Dendrophthoe bicolor (Roxb.) Mart.; Dendrophthoe discolor Barlow; Dendrophthoe elegans (Wall. ex DC.) Mart.; Dendrophthoe falcata var. amplexifolia (DC.) Rajasek.; Dendrophthoe falcata var. pubescens (Hook.f.) V.Chandras.; Dendrophthoe indica (Desr.) Miq.; Dendrophthoe koenigiana (C.Agardh ex Schult.f.) Blume; Loranthus amplexifolius DC.; Loranthus bicolor Roxb.; Loranthus claviger Wall.; Loranthus elegans Wall. ex DC.; Loranthus falcatus L.f.; Loranthus imbricatus Edgew.; Loranthus indicus Desr.; Loranthus koenigianus C.Agardh ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Loranthus lineatus Edgew.; Loranthus longiflorus Desr.; Loranthus longiflorus var. amplexifolius (DC.) Thwaites; Loranthus loniceroides J.Koenig ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Loranthus pentandrus B.Heyne ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Loranthus sarcophyllus Wall.; Loranthus wightianus Wall.; Scurrula amplexifolia G.Don; Scurrula bicolor G.Don; Scurrula elegans G.Don; Scurrula falcata (L.f.) G.Don; Scurrula indica G.Don; Scurrula koenigiana G.Don; Treubella indica Tiegh.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.) Ettingsh.
  • Common name : Long-leaved Mistletoe
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bandanki, Marabaksha, Bende (Kannada)
    • Ottu (Tamil)
    • Vrushadani (Sanskrit)
    • Bandgul (Marathi)
    • Chempoo, Chuvanna itthikkanni, Ithikkanni, Itthikkanni, Ithil, Kannirattinmelpulluni, Pullunni (Malayalam)
    • Madang, Malang, Bridhango (Oria)
    • Banda (Hindi)
    • Banika, Jiddu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests, Tropical dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 1000m.
  • Key identification features : Woody shrub, highly variable
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Thailand, China, Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
    • Saldanha, 1996
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
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  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dendrophthoe falcata. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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