Scurrula parasitica L.

 
  • Family : LORANTHACEAE
    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LORANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scurrula parasitica L.
  • Common name : Pomegranate Honey suckle
  • Vernacular name : Malang, Madang (Oria); Banda (Hindi)
  • Habit : Shrub (Parasitic)
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills above 600m on deciduous trees
  • Key identification features : Woody shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21/03/2013
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41886
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : South and SE.Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Scurrula parasitica. Downloaded on 14 July 2020.

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