Balanophora indica (Arn.) Griff.
  • Trans. Linn. Soc. London


Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Plants dioecious. Rhizome yellowish orange to brown, unbranched or branched from base, surface coarsely tessellated and with stellate warts; branches subglobose, 0.5-5.6 cm in diam., rarely cylindric. Scapes yellow, 7.2-20 cm. Leaves 10-20, yellowish orange, spirally arranged, imbricate, broadly ovate to oblong-ovate, to 3 × 2 cm, apex obtuse and ± hoodlike. Male inflorescences red, ovoid-ellipsoid, 5-10 × 2-6 cm. Male flowers: reddish, actinomorphic, each subtended by a single stout and truncate bract. Perianth lobes 4-6, elliptic-lanceolate, 3-7 × 1-2.5 mm. Synandria elliptic-ovate, 2.5-5 mm, stalked; anthers 4 or 5, U-shaped, longitudinally dehiscent. Female inflorescences globose, 1-5 × 1-5 cm. Spadicles subclavate, to 2 mm, apical 1/2 to 2/3 ellipsoid-obovoid; cuticular ridges of apical cells short but distinct and congested all over. Female flowers: basally on spadicles and main axis of inflorescence. Fl. Oct-Dec.

 Information From

Balanophoraceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden