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amplexifolia (DC.) Rajasek. in J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 31: 182. 2007. Loranthus amplexifolius DC., Prodr. 4: 305. 1830. L. longiflorus var. amplexifolia (DC.) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 134. 1864; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 215. 1886.

This variety is more robust than var. falcata. The leaves are larger, sessile, orbicular to oblong, 10 - 18 cm across and cordate-amplexicaule at base. The flowers are longer, more than 6.5 cm long. The filaments are hairy. The endosperm bears glabrous horns, which do not fork.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - April.

Distrib. India: Subtropical evergreen forests of Western Ghats, above 1200 m altitude, found on a variety of hosts. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.

Notes. Chromosome number: n = 9 (Bir, Gill & Bedi in Taxon 28: 402. 1979).

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