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Flowers

Forest
Ghost Flower

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Forest Ghost Flower

Aeginetia indica

Native to India, Forest Ghost Flower is a gregarious root parasite seen on shaded forest floor during monsoon. Leafless flowers are in one group, red purple or even white, solitary on a slender erect scape.Flowers have a curious shape - the sepal tube is split, from which emerges a rosy pink flowers tube. They look like rose-buds in brownish holders. Occurs on forest floor covered with decayed leaves.

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    आँकुरी बाँकुरी
  • Malayalam:
    കീരിപൂ
  • Marathi:
    गुलाबदाणी
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Taxanomy

LAMIALES
OROBANCHACEAE
Aeginetia indica