Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3(1): 189. 1889. Loranthus capitellatus Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 382. 1834; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 221. 1886. Macrosolen capitellatus (Wight & Arn.) Danser in Blumea 2: 36. 1936. as per Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) (Editors N. P. Balakrishnan, T. Chakrabarty, M. Sanjappa, P. Lakshminarsimhan & P. Singh- by Botanical Survey of India)

 
Macrosolen capitellatus (Wight & Arn.) Danser, Blumea 2: 36 36 1936. (Syn: Loranthus capitellatus Wight & Arn.) as per The Plant List;

India: Moist evergreen forests, at altitudes above 1200 m, on a variety of hosts. Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka; as per BSI Flora of India;


Macrosolen capitellatus- Flowers would be just 2 cm long and axillary. Dendrophthoe flowers would be 4-6 cm long and in long unilateral racemes.
 
please find a key to differentiate between few common parasitic member of Loranthaceae
1. Leafless plant; Stem articulated; Flower unisexual……………..Viscum
1. Leaves well developed; Stem not as above; Flower bisexual…….2.
2. Flowers in axillary cluster; Corolla tube less than 1 cm long……Macrosolen
2. Flowers in unilateral racemes; Corolla 5-6 cm long……………….Dendrophthoe    
 


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KAS Week::(Macrosolen capitellatus 09/10/2012): Macrosolen capitellatus – (Small Parasite) Photo taken in the month of May


This is an epiphytic shrub found on branches of trees. This obviously belongs to Loranthaceae. Good to bring in this interesting group.


along National Highway No. 4A between Khanapur & Anmod
Date: 29 MAY 2011 … Altitude: about 650 m asl
Macrosolen capitellatus (Wight & Arn.) Danser (family: Loranthaceae)


unique shape

flower/buds remind me of pinball pins


 

Sharing some images of the flowers & the leaves of the parasitic Macrosolen capitellatus that has enveloped an entire mango tree in Madh, North Mumbai. This taxon was absent in the published enumeration of the flora of Madh by Santapau & Shah (1969).
Photographed in April 2015.


Excellent details …



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Flora of Kaiga_Sharing_ Dendrophthoe falcate 19052016 PK1 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Pl see Attached 4 pic Spider Hunter on Dendrophthoe falcate.  Good example for flora and fauna interaction from Kaiga Uttarakannada Western Ghats. Thanks to … for ID.
Date/Time-:12/05/2015   –    10:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ – Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Epiphytic


I think there are two species mixed up here. The third photo is different from the first two and the fourth.

Both belong to Macrosolen sp. I think.


Agree with … Third one is Dendropthe falcata. Others are different.


Sorry for posting two species by mistake, as said by … it is Macrosolen parasiticus


Yes …, as you said third one is Dendropthe falcata and rest all three is Macrosolen parasiticus


I think these three images do not match with images at Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser (= Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser)


Looks different from images of Macrosolen parasiticus at 

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Loranthaceae for ID :: Devgad, Konkan, May 2017 :: ARKMAY21 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Requested to please ID this Loranthaceae member. Is this Dendropthoe falcata?
The flowers were around 1 cm in length.
Saw this on mango trees near Devgad, MH in May 2017.


I think it looks different


This appears to be Macrosolen capitellatus (Wight & Arn.) Danser [Loranthaceae]. 



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Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser SN Dec 29 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser (= Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser),
wild parasite on Ficus sp. from Siddapur area of Karwar Dt, Karnataka


I think more closer to the images at Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl rather than those at Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser


 

 

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Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser SN 15Mar 03 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser, parasitic shrub from Attibele area of Bangalore, Karnataka


I think more closer to the images at Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl rather than those at Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser


Yes, You are correct 


 

[efloraofindia:34629] Dendrophthoe spp. :  Attachments (5).  7 posts by 7 authors.

ID please?
Dendrophthoe spp.
Local marathi name: Bindukali
Location : Sagargad,Alibag
Date/Time: 11 May 2010 9.00am
Habit: Parasitic shrub
Habitat: Moist deciduous forest
Leaves : opposite
Flowers:Corolla lobes 5, Stamens 5

Dendropthoe falcata syn. Loranthus falcatus to me.


It seems to be Dendropthoe falcata to me too !!


This is Macrosolen capitellatus. Flowers would be just 2 cm long and axillary. Dendrophthoe flowers would be 4-6 cm long and in long unilateral racemes.


it is Macrosolen capitellatus (Wt & Arn.) Danser
please find a key to differentiate between few common parasitic member of Loranthaceae
1. Leafless plant; Stem articulated; Flower unisexual……………..Viscum
1. Leaves well developed; Stem not as above; Flower bisexual…….2.
2. Flowers in axillary cluster; Corolla tube less than 1 cm long……Macrosolen
2. Flowers in unilateral racemes; Corolla 5-6 cm long……………….Dendrophthoe


kindly refer subject: ‘Plant for id 301209MK2’ for D. falcata species picture. The specific epithet itself suggests the shape of leaves.



Macrosolen capitellatus.


I Think this is a Macrosolen capitellatus. the bracts are tubular and connate. the corolla tube is less than 2 cm long.
in Elytranthe the corolla tube is longer.

 

 

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Loranthaceae for ID :: ARK2019-38 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Requesting to please ID this Loranthaceae member, if possible. This was growing on a mango tree somewhere near Ratnagiri, Coastal Kokan, MH in May 2017.
Apologies for the bad picture quality.


Pl. check comparative images at 


Thanks … I find the pics close to Elytranthe capitellata. Would like to know feedback from experts.


Thanks, …, To me also appears close to images at Elytranthe capitellata

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