Scurrula elata (Edgew.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10: 350 1929. (Syn: Loranthus elatus Edgew.);
Common name: Tall Mistletoe
India: Temperate regions of Himalayas, in evergreen oak forests, at 2000 – 3200 m altitude, found on a limited number of hosts, viz. Aesculus indica, Populus ciliata, Prunus persica, Rhododendron arboreum, etc. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim; Nepal, Bhutan and China as per BSI flora of India;


My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Scurulla 2:: NS MARCH 04 : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- 2nd set is correct, as above. (Mixed thread):
I do not know where to attach these pics, with my previous post or this one…
These pics were recorded in August 2013 from Chakrata area.. I have named the thumbnails as Taxillus vestitus, hope they help to reach to any conclusion (I hope, they will not increase confusion).. these were shot from approximately same location as the earlier pics in this mail..

It looks me Scurula elata

A reply from …, who is an expert on this family: “Pl. wait”

Seems to match with Scurrula elata if id at FOI is correct.

SK 2640 28 June 2020 : 10 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki
Date: 20 June 2020
Elevation: 2162 m.
Habitat: Wild
Which Loranthaceae ??

Pl. check with Scurrula species as per comparative images at Loranthaceae

Actually I have already all Loranthaceae but could not come to any conclusion! Could it be Scurrula elata (Edgew.) Danser ??

Yes, appears close to Scurrula elata as per comparative images at Scurrula

Aeschynanthus sp. help : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Again, from the Phulchowki area I have another one I am not able to ID. I believe it is an Aeschynanthus. It was growing on old degraded Quercus semecarpifolia trees. 


Check /species/a—l/l/loranthaceae/dendrophthoe

Scurrula elata (Edgeworth) Danser

Scurrula elata from Himachal Pradesh-GS16012022-2: 5 high res. images
Scurrula elata clicked from along Bhangayani Temple Nohradhar Road, Himachal Pradesh, 25-5-2015.


Scurrula pulverulenta (Wall.) G. Don: 3 high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 1176m.
Date: 27 August 2021 
Habit : Wild

Pl. post close up clear images of the inflorescence.
It may be Scurrula elata (Edgew.) Danser (mostly) or Scurrula cordifolia (Wall.) G. Don, as the leaves appear to be subcordate.

It was quite a distance. Only I can crop. Is that ok?

Let us see.

Did not help.
Taking it as Scurrula elata (Edgew.) Danser for the time being.

Some elevation issue ??
1 attachment.

Not much difference.




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