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  Euphorbia cyathophora
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Euphorbia cyathophora Murray, Commentat. Soc. Regiae Sci. Gott. 7: 81. 1786; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 278. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 628. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Summer Poinsettia, Wild Poinsettia
  Description: Shrubs to 2 m tall. Leaves alternate below, decussate to whorled above, 5-7 x 1.5-3 cm, obovate to oblanceolate, base acute to attenuate, blade entire or sinuate, margin serrate to entire, apex acute; petiole to 1 cm; floral leaves yellow to red at the basal half. Cyathia 12-15, in terminal clusters. Involucre campanulate, 4 x 3 mm; gland 1, opposite the pistil, bilabiate, opening narrowly oblong; appendage 0.male florets 20-30, roughly in 5 groups, bracteolate; stalk 2 mm; anthers 0.7 mm. female: laterally pendulous. Ovary 2.5 x 3 mm; styles 3, erect, 1mm, forked at apex. Capsule 4 mm across; seeds oblong-globose, 3 mm long, sharply tuberculate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Alappuzha
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of Greater Antilles, Eastern USA and Mexico
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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