is a genus of parasitic
A parasitic plant is one that derives some or all of its sustenance from another plant. About 4,100 species in approximately 19 families of flowering plants are known. Parasitic plants have a modified root, the haustorium, that penetrates the host plant and connects to the xylem, phloem, or...
Mistletoe is the common name for obligate hemi-parasitic plants in several families in the order Santalales. The plants in question grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub.-Mistletoe in the genus Viscum:...
s found in southern and south-eastern Asia. The various species are found in the Andaman Islands
The Andaman Islands are a group of Indian Ocean archipelagic islands in the Bay of Bengal between India to the west, and Burma , to the north and east...
and Sri Lanka
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, the Philippines
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, the island of Borneo
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, the island of Java
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and Papua province in Indonesia
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, Papua New Guinea
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, including the Bismarck Archipelago
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Burma , officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar , is a country in Southeast Asia. Burma is bordered by China on the northeast, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, India on the northwest, the Bay of Bengal to the southwest, and the Andaman Sea on the south....
Laos Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west...
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...
. The genus belongs to the family
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...
Santalaceae (as this includes Viscaceae). Ginalloa arnottiana
, described by Pieter Willem Korthals
Pieter Willem Korthals was a Dutch botanist. Korthals was the official botanist with the Dutch East India Service from 1831 to 1836....
in 1839, is the type-species.
Ginalloa andamanica Kurz
Ginalloa applanata Danser
Ginalloa arnottiana Korth.
Ginalloa beccariana Tiegh.
Ginalloa cumingiana Benth. & Hook.f.
Ginalloa falcata Danser
Ginalloa flagellaris Barlow
Ginalloa helferi Kurz
Ginalloa lanceolata C.B.Rob.
Ginalloa laosensis Lecomte
Ginalloa linearis Danser
Ginalloa nuda Danser
Ginalloa ovata Danser
Ginalloa platyphylla Merr.
Ginalloa siamica Craib
Ginalloa spathulifolia Oliv.
Ginalloa tenuifolia Tiegh.
Ginalloa zollingerii Tiegh.
- list source :
- Specimen detail for Ginalloa ovata from the New York Botanical Garden
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. (Note: a link to a jpg image of the specimen can be found at the very bottom of the page)