Thank you very much for the information and encouraging comment.
I will recheck the same when I get live specimen.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to collect specimens during the
field visit. I had gone with IISc team who had permission only to
collect amphibians and reptiles, hence I don't have specimen with me.
From my field notebook I recollect that the flowers were around 1cm
(max 1.5cm no precise measurement is available) - long.
When I rerun the key, I could learnt that H. obtusatus branchlets
inflorescence and/or sometimes leaves more or less furfuraceous (Made
of or covered with scaly particles, such as dandruff) and leaf base is
rounded/acute/auricled whereas, in my specimen leaves, branchlets and
inflorescence were glabrous as mentioned in the key provided by Gamble
(described as L wallichiana) and the leaf base was narrowed at the
I had experimented and experienced a variation in flower length of
flowers of Dendrophthoe falcata and D nilgirica from populations from
KMTR (Tirunelveli) and the Nilgiries (Priya Davidars JBNHS paper). I
had presented this work in the 5th International Canopy conference
held in Bangalore in 2009.
Thanks and Regards
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