|Scientific Name||Scurrula parasitica|
Flowering class: Dicot
Parasitic shrubs; branches erect, tomentose. Leaves 5-9 x 3-5 cm, ovate, rounded at base and apex; golden tomentose below; petiole to 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary fascicles or shortly peduncled cymes, 16-20 together; bract ovate, densely tomentose; calyx cupular; corolla 15 mm long, slender, densely tomentose; lobes 4, ovate, acute; stamens 4, filaments glabrous; stigma clavate. Berry obovoid, densely hairy.
Habit: A parasitic subshrub, upto 75cm.
Flowering and fruiting: November-February
In axillary racemes, zygomorphic; orange-yellow. Flowering from March-May and September-November.
An obovoid drupe, club-shaped; seed solitary. Fruiting throughout the year.
Branchlets tawny-tomentose. Corolla lobes 4.
Opposite or sub-opposite
Elliptic or ovate
Notes: Western Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests, Parasite
Moist and dry deciduous forests
Maharashtra: Kolhapur, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara
Kerala: Idukki, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Malapuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Dindigul, Namakkal, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai , Viluppuram
South and South East Asia
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
Found in deciduous forests and scrub jungles from 600-2000m. Common. India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, China and Malesia.
A common parasitic plant on Phyllanthus sp.