Viscum articulatum Burm.f.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (MISTLETOE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Santalaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Viscum articulatum var. dichotomum Kurz
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Viscum articulatum Burm. f.
  • Vernacular name : Malang (Oria); Pand, Budu, Vadaka, Bondala (Hindi); Katta banika (Telugu)
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills of deciduous forests above 500m.
  • Key identification features : Woody shrub
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, China, Malaysia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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.
  • 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=Viscum articulatum. Downloaded on 19 November 2019.

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