Taxillus recurvus (Wall. ex DC.) van Tiegh, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 256 1895. (syn: Dendrophthoe recurva (Wall. ex DC.) G. Don; Loranthus candolleanus Wight & Arn.; Loranthus recurvus Wall. ex DC.); 
Common name: Curved-Flower Mistletoe
India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;

Branchlets rusty. Leaves obovate, 3-5 x 2-3 cm, base cuneate, apex obtuse, blackish green above when dry, thinly grey-pubescent below; petiole to 1.5 cm. Cymes to 6-flowered, rusty; bracts ovate, free from the calyx, but partly enveloping it below. Calyx-tube 3 mm; teeth 5, irregularly lobed. Corolla 2 cm long, yellowish green, 0.8 cm wide; tube curved, split half-way, gibbously inflated below the middle, rusty-villous; lobes 5. Stamens 5. Style 2 cm. Drupe oblong to flask-shaped, 1 x 0.4 cm, rusty.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Shola forests
Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



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TSP19OCT2015-3: Loranthaceae sp for ID assistance : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Submitting few images of a Loranthaceae sp for ID assistance.
Habit: Epiphytic, Parasitic shrub.
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest..
Sighting: Kabbinale forest block, Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 1200 msl

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This appears to be Taxillus tomentosus (B.Heyne ex Roth) Tiegh. (Loranthus tomentosus B.Heyne ex Roth).

However, I suggest that the characters should be checked with an authentic description in floras, particularly Flora of India, Vol. 23 (2012), before confirming.

Similar species has been identified in FOI as T. recurvus. I am unable to decide between these two. Pl. help

If we go by images at FOI, it should be T. recurvus