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  Codiaeum variegatum
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Codiaeum variegatum (L.) A.Juss., Euphorb. Gen. 33, t. 9. 1824; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 202. 2007. Croton variegatus L., Sp. Pl. 1199. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kozhivalan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Croton
  Description: Monoecious, well-branched shrub; branchlets grey, subglabrous, with circular leaf-scars. Leaves alternate, linear, 25-35 x 1-1.5 cm, subcoriaceous, base cuneate to attenuate, apex obtuse to acute, often variegated above; petiole to 4 cm. Inflorescence: staminate to 25 cm, lax, spicate to racemose; bracts 1-6 flowered. Perianth 5 + 5; disk glands 10-15. Stamens 15-100; pistillode 0. Pistillate to 15 cm; outer perianth smaller than staminate; inner perianth 0. Ovary ovoid, glabrous, 3-celled; ovule 1 per cell; styles 3, shortly connate at base. Drupe subglobose, c. 6 cm wide, dehiscing into 3 bivalved cocci; seeds subglobose, smooth, marbled, carunculate, 5 mm wide.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Several ornamental varieties are grown as garden plants
  Distribution: Malesia to South West Pacific, introduced elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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