Honeysuckle Mistletoe
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Honeysuckle Mistletoe
P Native Photo: Navendu Pagé
Common name: Honeysuckle Mistletoe, Parasite Honeysuckle • Malayalam: Chempoo
Botanical name: Macrosolen parasiticus    Family: Loranthaceae (Mistletoe family)
Synonyms: Lonicera parasitica, Loranthus loniceroides, Loranthus macrophyllus

Honeysuckle Mistletoe is a tree-dwelling parasitic shrub, with branches round, hairless. Leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, tapering, rounded at base; nerves obscure; leaf-stalk 1.5 cm long. Flower-cluster-stalk is 1 cm long, 1-6-flowered; bracteoles round; sepal-cup 5 mm long, tubular, hairless. Flowers are scarlet below, white or green at tip, curved; lobes deflexed, divided to above the middle; filaments green; stigma hemispherical. Berry is ovoid, smooth, crowned with tubular sepal-cup. Honeysuckle Mistletoe is native to South West India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé Photographed in Western Ghats.

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