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  Taxillus recurvus
 
  Family: LORANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Taxillus recurvus (DC.) Teighen, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 42: 256. 1895. Loranthus recurvus Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 4: 299. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 213. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1252(877). 1925. Loranthus candolleanus Wight & Arn., Prodr. 385. 1834.
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  Description: 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.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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