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  Blachia umbellata
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Blachia umbellata (Willd.) Baill., Etud. Gen. Euphorb. 387. t.19. 1858; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 402. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1338(936). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 359. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 334. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 410. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 396. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 282. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 366. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 283. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 202. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 724. 2009. Croton umbellatus Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 545. 1805. Blachia reflexa Benth., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 17: 226. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 402. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1338(936). 1925; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 365. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 283. 2002.
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  Description: Glabrous shrubs; branchlets slender. Leaves simple, alternate, to 5 x 5 cm, elliptic, acuminate at apex, base acute; lateral nerves 10-13 pairs, irregular, looping; petiole 1 cm long. Male flowers 5 mm across, 5-10 together in a terminal umbel; pedicel 1.5 cm long; sepals 2.5 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, glabrous; stamens 15-20. Female flowers 8 mm across; 3-5, on stout peduncle, sepals 5, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, acute, glabrous; ovary glabrous; styles 3, 8 mm long, bifid. Capsule 18 mm across, 3-lobed, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Rosemala, Arjunankotta, Vengoli, Kottayali, Periya, Vellimala, Kuriarkutty, Pothundy, Chandanathode, Nedumpoyil, Parappa
   
 
   
 
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