Synonyms: Loranthus falcatus L.f., Loranthus longiflours Desr.
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bara Manda, Bandha, Pharulla
Tribal Name: Porsal (Chakma), Alikhowng (Khumi)
A shrub. Leaves elliptic, obtuse, base cuneate or attenuate. Flowers in racemes.Fruits ellipsoid.
Young shoots contain 10% tannin. Leaves contain flavonoids that have hexokinase like activity. Stems contain ß-amyrin acetate, oleanolic acid and its methyl ester acetate, ß-sitosterol and stigmasterol (Asolkar et al., 1992). Strospeside, neritaloside and odoroside have been isolated from leaves of plants growing on Nerium oleander (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Found as tree parasite throughout the country.