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BSI Flora of India with details & keys
Vol. 23 (2012)
(Distribution)
:
Helixanthera coccinea (Jack) Danser (India: Assam, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Myanmar, China to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia)
Helixanthera hookeriana (Wight & Arn.) Danser (India: Found on Mallotus philippensis in hills of Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka)
Helixanthera intermedia (Wight) Danser (India: Evergreen forests, on a limited number of hosts, i. e. Cinnamomum spp., Helicteres isora, Machilus macrantha, etc. Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu)
Helixanthera lambertiana (Schult.f.) Rajasek. (India: Temperate Himalayas, at 2000 – 2600 m altitude. Sikkim)
Helixanthera lepidophylla (Walp.) Danser (India: Western Ghats, on a limited number or hosts, along roadsides in evergreen and semievergreen forests. Mostly in Tamil Nadu)
Helixanthera ligustrina (Wall.) Danser (India: Tropical or subtropical Himalayas, up to 1500 m altitude, found on a limited number of hosts, the few recorded are Eurya acuminata, Cedrela toona, Ficus clavata, Mallotus philippensis and Melia azedarach. Uttar Pradesh, W. Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura; Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, S. China, Indo-china, Thailand and Philippines (Luzon))
Helixanthera obtusata (Schult.f.) Danser (India: Mostly in subtropical and temperate evergreen forests of Western Ghats, at 1000 – 2300 m altitude, found on a variety of hosts. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu)
Helixanthera odorata (Wall.) Rajasek. (India: Subtropical to temperate evergreen forests, at 1200 to 2500 m altitude, found on Quercus and Lithocarpus spp. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur; Nepal and Bhutan)
Helixanthera parasitica Lour. (India: Tropical and subtropical warm evergreen forests, up to 1800 m altitude, found on restricted number of hosts, i. e. Dillenia sp., Antidesma acidum, Litsea polyantha, Quercus dealbata and Vatica lanceolata. West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya; Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines)
Helixanthera terrestris (Hook.f.) Danser (Reported from Khasi hills of Meghalaya by Hook.f. (l. c.). It is probably a form of H. ligustrina.)
Helixanthera wallichiana (Schult.f.) Danser (India: Moderate altitudes from 500 to 1500 m, found on a limited number of hosts, i. e. Cinnamomum wightii, Ficus asperrima and Memecylon malabaricum. Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu)


 
 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Helixanthera
hookeriana
(Wight & Arn.) Danser
Shrub Western Ghats,
Moist Deciduous to  Evergreen Forests,
Parasite
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Helixanthera intermedia (Wight) Danser Shrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Parasite
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Danser 1972
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari,  Nilgiri,
Salem, Tirunelveli
Helixanthera lepidophylla (Walp.) Danser Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Parasite
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Kanniyakumari,
Tirunelveli,  Virudhunagar
Helixanthera obtusata (Schultes) Danser Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Parasite
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987, Nair 1985
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Helixanthera wallichiana (Schultes) Danser Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Parasite
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli

 
 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Helixanthera obtusatus

Loranthus obtusatus, Helixanthera obtusata

Loranthaceae

Bluntleaf Mistletoe


Helixanthera ligustrina (Wall.) Danser (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), India, Burma)
Helixanthera parasitica Lour. (Himalaya (Nepal, Sikkim), India)


 
Helixanthera coccinea (Jack) Danser [NE India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar; SE Asia].
Helixanthera parasitica Loureiro [Cambodia, NE India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines,
Thailand, Vietnam].
 
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Encyclopaedia of World Medicinal Plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
Helixanthera (‎Loranthaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Helixanthera (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.




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