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  Sauropus androgynus
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Sauropus androgynus (L.) Merr., Bull. Bur. Forest. Philipp. Islands 1: 30. 1903; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1303(911). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 261. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 372. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 426. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 438. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 425. 1994; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 519. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 295. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 643. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 380. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 298. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 621. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 456. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 393. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 753. 2009. Clutia androgyna L., Mant. Pl. 1: 128. 1767. Sauropus albicans Blume, Bijdr. 596. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 332. 1887. Sauropus indicus Wight, Ic. t. 1952. f.2. 1853.
  Malayalam Name(s): Elakeera, Velicheera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Chikurmanis, Sauropus
  Description: Erect monoecious shrubs, 1-1.5 cm high; leafy branches seemingly clustered towards tip of branches. Leaves simple, alternate, 2.5-10 x 1.5-13.5 cm, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, broad and truncate at base, glaucous beneath. Flowers axillary, solitary to clustered. Perianth 1-seriate, 6-lobed. Stamens 3, filaments connate to a column. Ovary globose, 0.15-0.2 cm diam., 3-celled; ovules 2 in each cell; style 3; stigma curved. Capsules globose, 1-1.5 cm diam. with persistent stylar portion at tip.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in homesteads
  Distribution: Indo-Malaya
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow, Brown, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1200
  Localities: Rosemala, Choodal, Kallar, Koruthode, Vallakkadavu, Orukomban, Tiruvalla, Angamoozhy, Panoth, Cannanore, Athirumala, Koviltherimala
   
 
   
 
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