Taxillus cuneatus Danser

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (MISTLETOE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Loranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1200m.
  • Key identification features : Stem parasite on tree
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
  • 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=Taxillus cuneatus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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