Christisonia tubulosa (Wight) Benth. ex. Hook.f.

 
  • Family : OROBANCHACEAE
    (Broomrape Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MISSI FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Christisonia tubulosa (Wight) Benth. ex Hook.f.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Parasite
  • Key identification features : Root parasite herb, Purple flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 21-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1967, CJS 16152; HJCB-1708
  • Collection Locality : Peruvanthanam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chitradurga district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Herbarium specimen from Peruvanthanam, Idukki, Kerala
  • 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=Christisonia tubulosa. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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