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  Aporosa acuminata
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Aporosa acuminata Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 288. 1861, 'Aporusa'; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 348. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1309 (916). 1925; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 158. 1993; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 358. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 421. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 407. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 338. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 393. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 280. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 364. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 282. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 598. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 437. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 310. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 721. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neervetti, Swarnavetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender shrubs with weak branchlets. Leaves to 12 x 4 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at base, entire, glabrous; nerves 7 or 8 pairs, irregular; intercostae reticulate; petiole 1 cm long, stipule 2 mm long, ovate, tomentose. Male flowers in 1.5 cm long spike, densely packed; stamens 3. Female flowers 1-3 together, axillary, fascicled; bracts ovate, tomentose; sepals 4, 1 mm long, ovate, tomentose; styles bifid. Capsule 12 x 10 mm, ovoid, glabrous or hairy; seeds 7 x 6 mm, obovoid; glabrous; aril red.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-1800
  Localities: Sholayar, Choodal, Kallar, Vallakkadavu, Koruthode, Sabarimala, Pooppara, Kottayali, Ponmudi, Arampa, Maniyaar, Adimalai, Karappa, Boneccord, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha, Chemungi, Attayar, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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