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  Euphorbia tirucalli
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Euphorbia tirucalli L., Sp. Pl. 452. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 254. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1276(893). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 257. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 366. 1984; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 284. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 446. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 277. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 631. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 738. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Guda, Katerumakkali, Kolkalli, Kodikalli, Pasam, Thirukkalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian tree spurge, Milk bush, Pencil Bush
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets terete, succulent, articulated. Leaves deciduous, 5-10 mm long, linear-oblong, base cuneate, apex obtuse to subacute. Cyathia clustered in the forks of the branchlets, shortly pedicelled, mostly female. Involucre campanulate; glands 3-5, transversely oval, peltate, lobes short, hairy; appendage 0. Male florets bracteolate, bracteoles laciniate at tip. Styles short, recurved, 2-lobed. Capsule 5 mm, globose, cocci compressed, velvety. Seeds ovoid, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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: Chinnar, Neerkunnam
   
 
   
 
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