Aeginetia indica L.

 
  • Family : OROBANCHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Orobanchaceae
  • Species : Aeginetia indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeginetia indica L.
  • Common name : Ghost Flower
  • Collection Nos : HFP 466, CJS 14795
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Achlorophyllous, root parasites with stolons bearing haustoria. Stem is simple, branching and dirty-brown in colour. Flower are usually solitary, scapes up to 25 cm high. Calyx pinkish and corolla purple with a touch of white near the throat.
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Comments : Not common; found growing in undergrowth of forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Kempuhole, Shiradi Ghat (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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