Dendrophthoe trigona (Wight & Arn.) Danser ex Santapau

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (MISTLETOE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Loranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dendrophthoe trigona (Wight & Arn.) Danser ex Santapau
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills as massive clumps.
  • Key identification features : Woody shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Vol. 1; 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, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • 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 trigona. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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