Helicanthes elastica (Desr.) Danser

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Loranthaceae
  • Basionym : Dendrophthoe elastica Desr.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Helicanthes elastica (Desr.) Danser
  • Vernacular name :
    • Mavu Ithill (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills, abundant on shola trees. Lesser in plains and coasts
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Navendu Page, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 24/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0640; KFP 694, KFP 3701
  • Collection Locality : Way to Sholakkadu, Kolli Hills, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Hassan district ,Udupi district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Namakkal district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helicanthes elastica. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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