Taxillus vestitus (Wall.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10: 355 1929. (syn: Loranthus vestitus Wall.);
My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Scurulla :: NS MARCH 02 : 10 posts by 6 authors.
This parasite with attractive flowers was also reported during visit to Chakrata area in 2011..
Help in proper id requested..
wow beautiful, the anthers look like lit match stick
Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f) H. S. Kiu
var. parasitica has red corolla
var. graciliflora greenish yellow
Based on feedback from Facebook Indian Flora Group and having second look at calyx, I feel this may be Taxillus sp., perhaps T. vestitus. Let us wait further.
It is Taxillus vestitus, mostly found on Quercus leuctrichophora trees.
Flora of Chakrata: Scurrula parasitica from Chakrata near Tiger fall (1800Mts): Scurrula parasitica
from Chakrata near Tiger fall (1800Mts) growing on Oak tree (?)
Yes a good find on the trip, thanks ….
Is this entire thing a parasite…then where is the host?
The tree from which it was hanging. The tree can be seen in the first and second (partly) photographs..
Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) H.S. Kiu from Chakrata-GSMAR9 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6). Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) H.S. Kiu
Small parasitic shrub with ovate-oblong to oblong leaves, 5-8 cm long, brown-pubescent beneath; flowers in 3-7-flowered racemes which are solitary or 2-3-fascicled; peduncle and flowers with reddish-brown indumentum; calyx turbinate, 2 mm long; corolla greenish-yellow, lobes reflexed, 3 mm long; berry pear-shaped, 6—8 mm long.
Parasitic on trees, photographed from Tiger fall area, Chakrata.
Perhaps this needs relook. Could be Taxillus vestitus or any other species.
A reply from another thread:
“It is Taxillus vestitus, mostly found on Quercus leuctrichophora trees.”
My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Scurulla 2:: NS MARCH 04 : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5 + 5).
This is again a parasite, shot in May 2012 from Chakrata region.. perhaps again a Scurulla, differs in more tomentose leaves and flowers few …though they were not open at the time, hope to get id..
Could these be berries of Scurrula pulverulenta (Wallich) G. Don????
Yes it seems that the clavate structures are fruits. To me it seems S. pulverulenta as also suggested by …
Fruits are clavate ovoid, 8-10 mm long and crowned by cup shaped calyculus in S. cordifolia.
In S. eleta fruits are 5 mm long, glabrous. In S.pulverulenta fruits are 6-8 mm long clavate, mealy tomentose.
Thank you very much …. for valuable feedback, I mistook the fruits as unopened flowers…will look for this again, I remember the place exactly…
Assuming that these fruits are formed after corolla falls off, and looking at the shape of calyx, it may also be Taxillus vestitus or any other species.
SK 2638 27 June 2020 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 20 June 2020
Altitude: 2215 m.
Habitat : Wild
…: Which Loranthaceae is this ?
Looks like Taxillus vestitus (Wall.) Danser .
Request for validation !
Yes, you are right as per details at Taxillus vestitus