Helixanthera obtusatus (Wall.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 10: 317 1929. (Syn: Loranthus obtusatus Wall.);
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 as per BSI Flora of India;
¿ hee-lick-ZAN-ther-uh ? — Greek: helix (winding around), anthera (anther)
ob-tew-SAY-tus — obtuse (blunt, dull) … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known asblunt-leaved helixantherabluntleaf mistletoe • Malayalamഇത്തിൾക്കണ്ണി ittikkanni • Marathiलाल बांडगुळ lal bandgul • Tamilபுல்லுருவி pulluruvi
¿ Endemic to ?: Western Ghats (of India)


Eravikulam National Park :: Helixanthera obtusatus :: DV06JUL : 4 posts by 4 authors. 5 images.
Eravikulam National Park
Date: June 4, 2014 … Base elevation: 2000m asl
Helixanthera obtusata (Schult.) Danser (family: Loranthaceae)
… correct name must be Helixanthera obtusatus; will revise my notes at flickr sometime soon

Nice find and superb presentation..

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¿ hee-lick-ZAN-ther-uh ? — Greek: helix (winding around), anthera (anther) … Dave’s Botanary
ob-tew-SAY-tus — obtuse (blunt, dull) … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known asblunt-leaved helixantherabluntleaf mistletoe • Malayalamഇത്തിൾക്കണ്ണി ittikkanni • Marathiलाल बांडगुळ lal bandgul • Tamilபுல்லுருவி pulluruvi
botanical namesHelixanthera obtusatus (Wall.) Danser … synonymsLoranthus obtusatus Wall. … The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.
also found written as Helixanthera obtusata (Schultes) Danser … India Biodiversity Portal

Very beautiful post, thanks …

TSPOCT2015-21:Images of Helixanthera obtusatus shared : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Helixanthera obtusatus (Loranthaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic 
Habitat: Shola forest
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1700 ms 
Date: 05-06-2015  and 24-06-2015

ss 05APR-2017:For ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Please find attached the image of a plant with flowers. Please help to ID the plant.
Date : 27. 03. 2017
Location: Munnar, Kerala

Family : ?
Genus & species : ?
Habitat: Grows wild in Munnar forest. Not abundant
Habit : ?
Flower : Red

Most probably a parasitic plant …may be some species of Helixanthera.

Helixanthera species so far in efi with images.

Is it Heliaxanthera wallichiana?

Helixanthera obtusata

ID Request- Munnar-PKA46 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – around 400 kb each.
This Shrub/Small tree was seen at Eravikulam National Park. These are the only photos available. Kindly have a look..

Loranthaceae member. Flower images needed for identification at species level.

I think Helixanthera obtusatus (Wall.) Danser is one possibility as per images and details herein.

Yes … It does look like Helixanthera obtusatus.


317 ID wild plant Dendrophthoe:
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 07.05.2022, 12.45pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, parasite
Plant habit: hemiparasite, erect/obliquely branches, hard stem 01.5 inch base diameter, rough bark, perennial
Host tree: Knema attenuata female
Height: 03 feet
Leaves: alternate, ovate, oblong, acute, soft, glossy, size up to:08×5cm
Flower: axillary, racemose, size: 02×0.3cm, diameter:03.5mm, green, non fragrant
Fruit: berry ovoid, green with white dots into purple, size:05×3mm

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +rr

Pl. check

Thank you very much for providing link, all images in this category are very sensitive. My plant is very close to Helixanthera obtusatus,

Yes, appears so as per keys in BSI Flora of India

Thanks a lot dear … for identified and confirmed ID of my plant,