Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg III, 10: 315 1929. (Syn: Elytranthe lonicerioides (L.) G.Don; Lonicera parasitica L.; Loranthus loniceroides L.; Macrosolen parasiticus (L.) Danser);
India: Moist evergreen forests, at high altitudes on a variety of hosts. Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka and China as per BSI Flora of India;


Loranthaceae_Mullaiyanagiri_24-6-2015 for ID assistance : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Submitting images of a specimen which I DO NOT BELIEVE IS Macrosolen spp for identification.
Date/time:24-06-2015 / About 2-00PM
Location: Mullaiyanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700msl
Habitat: Wild, Shola forest
Habit; A parasitic shrub

Please check probability of Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser –

The threads on Elytranthe capitellata on efloraofindia, the info contained in Flowers of India and the Digital Flora of Karnataka, point the identity of the specimen in this thread towards Elytranthe capitellata…!

Check carefully again 🙂
If you still think it is E. c. then I must be wrong!

So, my dear friend, you think your species is Elytranthe capitellata!

Can you confirm these, please, in the attached images?

No… I, being a non-botanist, am not conversant with botanical description…I only went by the images in  some other threads and the images in FOI and the digital flora of Karnataka…still learning the tricks of the trade…! Going by what the experts say….!!!Thanks again for the inputs and guidance.

Thanks for the analysis and info

It is my pleasure to share a few images of Macrosolen capitellatus (Loranthaceae) 

Habit: Epiphytic, parasitic shrub

Habitat: Shola forest
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl
Date: 24-06-2015, 30-06-2015 and 26-09-2015

I would rather prefer to call it Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. for the sessile flowers and presence of bracts subtending the peduncles.

Revisited the specimen that was earlier identified as Elytranthe capitellata (Loranthaceae) in the efl page. Presenting a couple of fruiting images.

Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1700 msl 

Date: 29-12-2015

Macrosolen capitellatus from below Mullayangiri, Karnataka-GS12022022-1: 4 very high res. images.
Macrosolen capitellatus photographed from below Mullayangiri, Karnataka, 26-9-2015.

I think it is more closer to images at Elytranthe parasitica (L.) Danser rather than those at Elytranthe capitellata (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl