Christisonia calcarata

Christisonia calcarata Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1426 1849. (syn. Christisonia stocksii Hook.);
 
Spurred Christisonia • Marathi: भुई नळा Bhui nala;
 
India, Pakistan (Sind) as per Catalogue of life;

Herbs, root parasites; stem simple scaly; scales broadly ovate, obtuse. Flowers white, in racemes. Capsule upto 1 cm across, globose crowned by persistent calyx teeth. Seeds minute, reticulate, ovoid or subglobose.
 

Glabrous herbs; stems to 6 cm long. Flowers many, closely packed; peduncle 1.5-2 cm long; bracts 5 x 7 mm, orbicular; calyx 22 mm long, lobes ovate, acute, cuspidate; corolla 4 cm long, more or less 2-lipped above, lobes rounded, glabrous; fertile anthers of upper stamens 3 x 2 mm, ovoid, sterile lobe 7 mm long, straight, compressed; filament 1 cm long; lower stamens with shorter anthers, filaments 2.5 cm long; ovary 7 x 3 mm, conical, glabrous; style 3 cm long, stigma peltate, pubescent. 
Flowering and fruiting: April-July 
Evergreen forests
Endemic to South India


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Christisonia calcarata -enroute Matheran- PKA-Aug04 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) 
Christisonia calcarata was spotted en-route Matheran near the roots of Carvia callosa.
Family: Orobanchaceae.
Really a very beautiful plant ...
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Christisonia calcarata----for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in July15.
Christisonia calcarata
A root parasite on Karvi plants
Family : Orabanchaceae
Beautiful and very good capture

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Christisonia calcarata - Enroute Gumtara Fort- PKA- July38
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Yesterday I had been on a trek to "Gumtara Fort" near Vajreshwari, Thane District.
This Parasitic Herb was spotted at the roots of Carvia callosa.
Bot. name: Christisonia calcarata
Family: Orobanchaceae..
Beautiful capture, ...

Christisonia calcarata: Name: Christisonia calcarata
family: Orobanchaceae
Location: Panorama Point trail, Matheran
Date : 20th July`12
Habitat : Forest hill slope


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Christisonia calcarata : Matheran: 5 images. Clicked Christisonia calcarata at Matheran, in Karvi bushes, on 20th
July`12.
I am of understanding that these root parasites have very short life.
 
Christisonia calcarata :: Purandar:  Christisonia calcarata
Family : Orobanchaceae
Size of flower about 8 cm.
A root parasite growing on Carvia callosa was observed on https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m---z/o/orobanchaceae/christisonia/christisonia-calcarata Purandar fort in August.

 
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Christisonia calcarata | MatheranAttachments (1).  4 posts by 4 authors.
Christisonia calcarata  Matheran, Maharashtra July, 2013
Beautiful specimen. Liked it..
 
Christisonia calcarata Attachments (1). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Common name: Spurred Christisonia • Marathi: भुई नळा Bhui nala
Botanical name: Christisonia calcarata Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)
Matheran. MH.
10-7-2013
 

This one is simply superb. Liked the photograph..
Superb clarity in the picture, this is not to be seen here in our area (Haryana)
Beautiful capture. Just to add; for those who do not know......
Christisonia calcarata
This is a root parasite growing on Carvia callosa 


Christisonia calcarata Wight
Family: Orobanchaceae
Herbs, root parasites; stem simple scaly; scales broadly ovate, obtuse. Flowers white, in racemes. Capsule upto 1 cm across, globose crowned by persistent calyx teeth. Seeds minute, reticulate, ovoid or subglobose.


One of the recent paper on Christisonia calcarata :  Attachments (1). 7 posts by 6 authors.
Glad to inform you that, "Lectotypification and notes on the identity of Christisonia calcarata (Orobanchaceae)" got published in current issue of Rheedea. In addition, one of the pictures also selected for cover page in the same issue. http://www.iaat.org.in/rheedea23.html
Please find the attached article.
Thanks ... for sharing this article. I had read your article. Cover page photograph is too good. Congratulations ... It reminded me of my sighting of this sp. at Prabalgad near Karvy bushes.
 
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Came across this root Parasitic herb on the roots of Carvia callosa at "Prabalgad Fort" near Panvel, Maharashtra. I had spotted this root parasite at many other places but always under Carvia Callosa plant..
Bot.Name: Christisonia calcarata   
Family:  Orobanchaceae
 


 
 
References:
Lectotypification and notes on the identity of Christisonia calcarata (pdf) (2013- The root parasitic species of Christisonia Gardner (Orobanchaceae) are lectotypified. After screening of herbarium specimens and the results of field expeditions, the morphological characters and distribution of Chritisonia lawii are within the range of C. calcarata. As a result, it is reduced to C. calcarata.)
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