Aeginetia indica L.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Orobanchaceae
  • Species : Aeginetia indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeginetia indica L.
  • Common name : Ghost Flower
  • Vernacular name : Kala kutamahura (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : Achlorophyllous, root parasites with stolons bearing haustoria. Stem is simple, branching and dirty-brown in colour. Flower are usually solitary, scapes up to 25 cm high. Calyx pinkish and corolla purple with a touch of white near the throat.
  • Habit : Parasite
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Native : Indian sub-continent
  • Comments : A gregarious root parasite in shade on humus rich soils on the floor of thickets.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Thally R.F. (Krishnagiri district) (Tamil Nadu State); West Godavari district, Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalaya, Myanmar, Indo-China, China, Japan, Malay Peninsula, Philippines
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H.O.Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. indica. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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