Dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.) Etting.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (MISTLETOE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Loranthaceae
  • Basionym : Loranthus falcatus L.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Loranthus longiflorus Desr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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 : Moist and 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 : Common
  • 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
  • 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=Dendrophthoe falcata. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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