Taxillus vestitus

Taxillus vestitus (Wall.) Danser, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 10: 355 1929. (syn: Loranthus vestitus Wall.);   
 
This parasite with attractive flowers was also reported during visit to Chakrata area in 2011..
Help in proper id requested..
wow beautiful, the anthers look like lit match stick
Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f) H. S. Kiu
var. parasitica has red corolla
var. graciliflora greenish yellow
Based on feedback from Facebook Indian Flora Group and having second look at calyx, I feel this may be Taxillus sp., perhaps T. vestitus. Let us wait further.
It is Taxillus vestitus, mostly found on Quercus leuctrichophora trees.
Thanks ...


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Flora of Chakrata: Scurrula parasitica from Chakrata near Tiger fall (1800Mts): Scurrula parasitica
from Chakrata near Tiger fall (1800Mts) growing on Oak tree (?)
please validate
Yes a good find on the trip, thanks ....
Is this entire thing a parasite...then where is the host?
The tree from which it was hanging. The tree can be seen in the first and second (partly) photographs..
Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) H.S. Kiu from Chakrata-GSMAR9 :  4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6). Scurrula parasitica var. graciliflora (Roxb. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) H.S. Kiu
Small parasitic shrub with ovate-oblong to oblong leaves, 5-8 cm long, brown-pubescent beneath; flowers in 3-7-flowered racemes which are solitary or 2-3-fascicled; peduncle and flowers with reddish-brown indumentum; calyx turbinate, 2 mm long; corolla greenish-yellow, lobes reflexed, 3 mm long; berry pear-shaped, 6---8 mm long.
Parasitic on trees, photographed from Tiger fall area, Chakrata. 
Perhaps this needs relook. Could be Taxillus vestitus or any other species.
A reply from another thread:
"It is Taxillus vestitus, mostly found on Quercus leuctrichophora trees."
 
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Ficus for ID from Baijnath, Uttarakhand-GSMAY2016/18 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help with the ID of this Ficus species photographed from Baijnath, Uttarakhand on April 16, 2012.
2nd image is beautiful.
It has to be confirmed that whether it is Ficus or not. To me it seems that over the tree in picture some Loranthaceae member is growing and the structures appearing as hypanthodia may be fruits. 
Yes ..., I hope your Namesake and ... made it clear that it was an epiphytic growing on what looks like Rosaceous (perhaps Pyrus) tree. The fruits perhaps belong to Taxillus vestitus. ... suggested Succurula elata, but based on our experience where our (mine and ...) upload identified Succurula parasitica finally turned out Taxillus vestitus, this may be the same. The fruit shape and colour resembles. 

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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Scurulla 2:: NS MARCH 04 : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5 + 5).
This is again a parasite, shot in May 2012 from Chakrata region.. perhaps again a Scurulla, differs in more tomentose leaves and flowers few ...though they were not open at the time, hope to get id..
Could these be berries of Scurrula pulverulenta (Wallich) G. Don????
Yes it seems that the clavate structures are fruits. To me it seems S. pulverulenta as also suggested by ...
Fruits are clavate ovoid, 8-10 mm long and crowned by cup shaped calyculus in S. cordifolia.
In S. eleta fruits are 5 mm long, glabrous. In S.pulverulenta fruits are 6-8 mm long clavate, mealy tomentose.
Thank you very much .... for valuable feedback, I mistook the fruits as unopened flowers...will look for this again, I remember the place exactly...
Assuming that these fruits are formed after corolla falls off, and looking at the shape of calyx, it may also be Taxillus vestitus or any other species.
 
 
 
 
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