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  Meineckia longipes
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Meineckia longipes (Wight) Webster, Acta Bot. Neerl. 14: 356. 1965; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 376. 1998; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 360. 2007. Peltandra longipes Wight, Ic. t. 1891. 1852. Phyllanthus longipes (Wight) Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 32: 10. 1863; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 287. 1887. Neopeltandra longipes (Wight) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1286(900). 1925.
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  Description: Shrubs with slender branchlets. Leaves alternate, bifarious, membranous, 6-11 x 2-4 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, base acute or obtuse, penninerved; petiole 1 cm long; stipule ovate, cordate at base, white. Male flowers 1 mm across, in racemes of 5-12 mm long; bracts 1 mm long, ciliate; sepals 5, 1 mm long, orbicular; stamens 5, combined into a column at base. Female flowers solitary, in the upper axils of the branchlets, peduncles 4 cm long, slender; sepals 3 x 2 mm, ovate, ovary 3-celled; styles 3, bifid. Capsule 8 x 8 mm, globose, glabrous; seeds reniform, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Idukki, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1200-1800
  Localities: Inchippara, Aruvioda
   
 
   
 
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