Hooghly 3 weeks ago : might be Loranthus ampullaceus Roxb.

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surajit koley

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May 29, 2013, 1:21:01 AM5/29/13
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surajit koley

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May 29, 2013, 1:28:59 AM5/29/13
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This is the bird, possibly Tickell's flowerpecker, which loves the fruits of this plant. But, in these pictures the bird collected fruit of another Loranthus.



On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM, surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com> wrote:


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Shrikant Ingalhalikar

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May 29, 2013, 4:57:18 AM5/29/13
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This should be Macrosolen cochinchinensis of Loranthaceae, but I am uncertain of its distribution in Hooghly. Regards,

surajitkoley

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May 29, 2013, 11:55:12 AM5/29/13
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Sir,

This semi-parasite grows on mango trees, not rare. Among the several Loranthus listed the "Bengal Plants" two are 1) Loranthus globosus Roxb. and 2) Loranthus ampullaceus Roxb.

While The Plant Lists recognizes Loranthus ampullaceus Roxb. as Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh., it doesn't recognize Loranthus globosus Roxb.

On the other hand, according to Flora of Nepal Loranthus globosus Roxb. is a synonym of Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh.

Flora Indica (vol.1; p550 & 552) informs -
L. globosus grows common on trees throughout Bengal, flowers are small, sessile, greenish-orange colour
L. ampullaceus found on trees the forests of Silhet, but seems to prefer the mango tree, flowers pretty large, greenish yellow.

Thank you,

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surajit

surajit koley

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Jun 6, 2013, 12:44:47 PM6/6/13
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Garg Sir,

Recorded more photographs on 3/6/13.

Bengal Plants keys in - 
(l) fruit ellipsoid; corolla always six cleft ------- ampullaceus
(ii) fruit globose; corolla usually 6, sometimes 5 cleft ------ globosus

Flora Indica and Flora of British India entries conflict - 

L. globosus
(a) flowers sessile (in L. ampullaceus flower is short pedicelled), small, greenish-orange, berries round, oval, size of a pea ----- Flora Indica
(b) flowers pedicelled, 1/3 rd to 1/2 in. (in L. ampullaceus pedicel is 0 to 1/6th inch.) ----- Flora of British India

However, Flora of British India also records, "I very much doubt this being anything but a form of L. ampullaceus..... (more in FBI, vol5, p220)"

So, either way it is Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Tiegh. !

Bengali name for L. globosus Roxb. = CHHOTO MANDAA = ছোট-মন্দা

Thank you

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surajit


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Ushadi Micromini

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Jun 14, 2013, 12:46:00 AM6/14/13
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Surajit:
very nice and complete. next time i am in a mango orchard I will know wht I am looking at

one question
if this is chhoto-mand, what is bodo-manda? any idea?

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Ushadi Micromini

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Jun 15, 2013, 12:19:03 AM6/15/13
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Thanks, Surajit.
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J.M. Garg

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Jul 27, 2015, 1:28:13 AM7/27/15
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Macrosolen globosus (Roxb.) Tiegh. as per another thread.

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surajit koley

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Jul 27, 2015, 2:24:53 PM7/27/15
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Thanks Garg Sir.

Thank you
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surajit koley
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