Taxillus heyneanus (Schult.f.) Danser (Syn: Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall.; Loranthus heyneanus Schult.; Taxillus bracteatus (Hyne ex Wall.) Tiegh.as per Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) & Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N.P.Singh ;
 

Herbs, branchlets tawny pubescent. Leaves alternate, to 2-4 x 1.5-3 cm, obovate, orbicular, apex obtuse, base cuneate, pubescent; petiole 1 cm. Cymes axillary; peduncles to 0.5 cm; bracts 1 x 0.5 cm, oblanceolate; pubescent; pedicels 2 mm; calyx 2 mm, very white pilose, margins obscurely toothed; corolla split on one side to half, dilated at middle, tube to 2 cm, tomentose, lobes 5, 6 mm, oblong; filaments 3 mm; ovary 2 mm, oblong, style 2.5 cm, stigma globose. 

Flowering and fruiting: April-June
Dry deciduous forests
Peninsular India


 

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Loranthaceae for id : 3 images. 7 posts by 5 authors.

Found this plant growing on a tree as a parasite in Arsikere, Karnataka.
Id required. Taxillus spp. ?


Yes it is Taxillus sp. probably T. cuneatus


Scurulla bracteata


At net, I could hardly find any details except at The Plant List as below:

Loranthus bracteatus Rich. (Unresolved), Actes Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 1: 107 1792. (Syn: Dendrophthoe heyneanus Blume [Illegitimate]; Scurrula bracteata G.Don (Unresolved));
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N.P.Singh (Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall. & Taxillus heyneanus (Schult.) Danser as syn. of Taxillus bracteatus (Hyne ex Wall.) Tiegh.)

Flora Of Guntur District: Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (Description) (Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall. as syn. of Taxillus bracteatus (Wall.) Tiegh.)

What will be the correct species ?


Sorry for posting the wrong genus, it should have been Taxillus bracteatus


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TSP19OCT2015-1: Loranthaceae sp for ID assistance. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Submitting few images of a Loranthaceae sp for ID assistance. Could this be Taxillus heyneanus…..???
Habit: Epiphytic, Parasitic shrub.
Habitat: Dry deciduous forest fringe.
Sighting: Lingadahalli, Tarikere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
Date: 06-03-2015


The 6-merous flowers are occurring in Elytranthe and Macrosolen. The flowers are sessile in the former while pedicellate in the latter. I am not getting this character clearly.  Please confirm the generic identity.

Leaves obovate and pubescent, grey and tomentose corolla, corolla slit on one side, bracts longer than the calyx…..I think the specimen matches with the desciption and images of Taxillus heyneanus in the Digital Flora of Karnataka @ http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php…
Experts to please examine and validate.


Sorry for the inconvenience caused.  I thought that the flowers were 6-merous.


One more key to the specimen…..http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=14&type=3….. I think it matches with Taxillus heyneanus….!!


  

 

References:

Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) 

JSTOR | Global Plants: Type of Loranthus bracteatus Heyne  (Type of Loranthus bracteatus Heyne [family LORANTHACEAE]; Taxillus heyneanus Danser [family LORANTHACEAE] (stored under name);

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall. as syn. of Taxillus bracteatus (Wall.) Tiegh.)

Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N.P.Singh (Taxillus bracteatus (Hyne ex Wall.) Tiegh. (Syn: Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall.; Loranthus heyneanus Schult.; Taxillus heyneanus (Schult.) Danser)

Flora Of Guntur District: Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (Description) (Loranthus bracteatus Hyne ex Wall. as syn. of Taxillus bracteatus (Wall.) Tiegh.)

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