Viscum bandipurense Thriveni, Shivam., Amruthesh, Vijay & Sadanand

    (Mistletoe Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANDA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SANTALACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Semiparasitic shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : The new species distributed throughout the Bandipur National Park on old Ficus benghalensis trees, on Dalbergia latifolia in Nagarhole, and on Pterocarpus marsupium in Mercara as a hyperparasite.
  • Key identification features : Decussate spathulate leaves and cylindrical internodes. The central flower of the triad is male in this species.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Mallegowdanakoppal C. Thriveni, Gyarahally R. Shivamurthy, Kestur N. Amruthesh, Chellopil R. Vijay & Kurwathi B.Sadanand (2013). A new species of Viscum (Viscaceae) from Bandipur, Karnataka State, India. Journal of Systematics and Evolution Vol. 51 No. 2 Pg No. 224
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. bandipurense. Downloaded on 30 May 2020.


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