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  Euphorbia cotinifolia
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Euphorbia cotinifolia L., Sp. Pl. 453. 1753; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 248. 2007. Euphorbia cotinoides Miq., Linnaea 21: 473. 1848; Binoj. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 463. 1991; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 653. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Red spurge, Mexican shrubby Spurge, Caribbean Copper Plant
  Description: Shrubs 1-3 m high; stems branched. Leaves ternate at nodes, ovate, rounded at base, obtuse at apex, entire at margins 2-5 x 1-4 cm, purple when young, pale green when mature (only lower leaves), glabrous; petioles 2-5 cm long, sparsely hairy. Cyathia terminal, solitary; peduncle ca 1 cm long, hairy; involucre turbinate, ca 4 mm in diameter, lobes broadly oblong, lacinate; glands 4, ca 2 mm across, transversely oblong, greenish yellow; limb of glands laciniate, pale yellow in colour. Male florets: pedicel ca 1.5 mm long; anther subglobose, transversely dehiscing; bracteole setaceous, laciniate, ca 1.5 mm long. Female floret: gynophore ca 3 mm long, sparsely hairy; ovary ca 4 mm diameter, glabrous; styles 3, each bifid from middle, ca 1 mm long, stigma capitate. Capsules ca 4 mm diameter, sparsely hairy, broadly ovoid. Seeds ovoid, ca 2.5 mm long and 2 mm wide, pitted on surface and occasionally also warted, ecarunculate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in the gardens
  Distribution: Worldwide grown as ornamental plant
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kalanjoor
   
 
   
 
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