Aeginetia indica L.

 
  • Family : OROBANCHACEAE
    (Broomrape Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MISSI FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeginetia indica L.
  • Common name : Forest Ghost Flower
  • Vernacular name : Kala kutamahura (Oria); Keeripoovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Parasite-Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forest and shady places
  • Comments / notes : Non chlorophyllus
  • Key identification features : Root parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Krishnagiri district
  • Native : India, Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, China, Japan, Philippines, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Yoganarasimhan, SN., Subramanyam and Razi, BA (1981). Flora of Chikmagalur District, Karnataka. Intl, Book Distri., Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Aeginetia indica. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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