Loranthaceae - Helixanthera obtusatus - Loranthus obtusatus From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight.   Loranthaceae



Consists of about 75 genera and 1000 species of woody plants, many of them hemi-parasites. All of them except three having the mistletoe habit.
Loranthaceae - Helixanthera obtusatus - Loranthus obtusatus
From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, by Robert Wight.
Madras, P.R. Hunt for the author, 1850, volume 2, plate 119. Hand-coloured lihograph by Govindoo, Rungiah, lithopgraphed by Dumphy, Wight, Winchester (sheet 220 x 267mm). Text enclosed.
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Wight, a British surgeon, arived in India in 1819, with no training as a botanist. He became superintendent of the Botanic garden of Madras from 1826-1828. By the time he finally retired in 1853 he had described nearly 3000 species of Indian plants.This beautifully illustrated work on the Indian flora was published in 250 copies only.
* Nissen BBI 2141; Great flower books p. 81; Stafleu & Cowan 17.579.
  Loranthaceae - Helixanthera obtusatus - Loranthus obtusatus From: Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants,  by Robert Wight.