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  Euphorbia tortilis
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Euphorbia tortilis Rottl. ex Ainslie, Mat. Ind. 2: 424. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 256. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1277(894). 1925; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 284. 1999; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 277. 2007.
  Malayalam Name(s): Murukalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Armed thick fleshy shrubs to trees, stem spirally twisted, 3 angled, spines to 1 cm. Leaves small, deciduous. Cyathia axillary, in clusters; peduncles 0.5 cm; involucre cupular, 3 x 5 mm; glands 5, thick; male flowers in groups of 5; stalk 1.5 mm; female flowers-laterally pendulous; ovary 3 x 7 mm, sharply 3-angled. Capsule 8 mm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Athiyodai
   
 
   
 
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