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  Euphorbia milii
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Euphorbia milii Desmoul, Bull. Hist. Nat. Soc. Linn. Bordeaux. 1: 27. 1826; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 256. 1982; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 275. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 653. 2009. Euphorbia splendens Boj. ex Hook. in Bot. Mag. 56, t. 2902. 1829; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1278(894). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Crown of Thorns
  Description: Armed, sprawling shrubs; branches ridged, with straight, paired spines to 3 cm. Leaves alternate, obovate-oblong, to 7 x 2.5 cm, glabrous, base attenuate, apex apiculate. Cyathia globose, 5 x 3 mm, subtended by 2 orbicular-apiculate, reddish, basally connate, petaloid bracts 1.5 cm wide, borne on dichotomously branched peduncles in the axils of uppermost leaves; involucre 3 mm, with 5 rounded glands along the margin, alternating with 5 reddish laciniate scales. Staminate: Many, each consisting of a pair of anthers terminal on a short filament. Pistillate: Ovary 3-lobed, 3-celled, with 1 ovule on axile placentae; styles 3, basally connate; stigma 2-fid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Madagascar, introduced elsewhere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Yellow, Creamy, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-1500
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
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