Cassytha filiformis L.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cassytha filiformis L.
  • Vernacular name : Amarbehli (Hindi); Verillaakkothu, Andhrakkodi, Kotthaan (Tamil); Aakashavalli, Aamaravalli (Sanskrit); Nirmuli (Oria); Nulutegi, Seethammavari jadalu, Antara valli, Pachiteega (Telugu); Akasavalli, Moodillathali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : On bushes and small trees, margins of deciduous and scrub forests, also in agricultural fields
  • Comments / notes : A common parasite in scrub forests
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 27/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-145
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona Forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Guntur district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district, Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Sambalpur district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cassytha filiformis. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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