Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Loranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser
  • Common name : Parasite Honey suckle
  • Vernacular name :
    • Chempoo (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub (Parasitic)
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent parasite on mango tree
  • Key identification features : A large parasitic shrub. Leaves are simple, ovate and acuminate. Flowers are in racemes. Corolla usually variegated, tube scarlet or pink changing to yellow. Fruit is a berry, tipped green with cylindric calyx limb.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1228, KFP 8737, KFP 12890
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished)
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Macrosolen parasiticus. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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