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


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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


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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.


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