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  Croton caudatus
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Croton caudatus Geisel., Crot. Monogr. 73. 1807; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 388. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1315(920). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 362. 1984; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 327. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 614. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 368. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 441. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 213. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 731. 2009. Croton caudatus Geisel. var. obovoideus Balakr. & Chakrab., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 25: 190. 1983; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 399. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 286. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Umithinnikodi
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves to 11x 6 cm, ovate, acuminate, irregularly crenate, cordate at base, sparsely stellate hairy; petiole 2-3.5 cm long, densely stellate hairy, stipule 15 mm long, divided into 2-5 linear lobes. Racemes to 20 cm long, densely tomentose. Female flowers pedicelled, 8 mm across; sepals lanceolate; petals hispid; ovary densely stellate hairy, style linear, not divided, 6 mm long. Male flowers many; sepals ovate; petals similar to sepals; torus densely villous; stamens many, filaments, glabrous. Capsule 20 x 17 mm, obovoid, retuse, densely stellate hairy.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Koruthode, Sabarimala, Sabari hills, Mundurapalai river side, Velvara, Nedumkayam, Thenmalai, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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