Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Viscum loranthi Elmer

Family: Santalaceae Genus: Viscum Species: Viscum loranthi Elmer( जंगली बाँदा )






Synonym Viscum  osmastonii  Raizada Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Jangali Banda Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Jangali Banda Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 2500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Berry subglobose, 3-4 mm, slightly verruculose, base rounded.
Habitat Forests, mountain slopes. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Yunnan, India, Indonesia, Philippines. Bark Details Ribbed, greenish-brown
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Leaves absent (or all modified into scales or spines)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Much branched, leafless shrubs, up to 20 cm tall; stem jointed, ribbed, greenish-brown; branches terete, internodes. Flowers minute, sessile, clustered at the nodes, with small cupulate bracts. Perianth segments 4, erect, triangular, deciduous. Fruit a small drup, white; seeds green. Leaf Details Leaves reduced to pairs of ± scarious scales,

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