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  Sauropus gour-maitii
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Sauropus gour-maitii Chakrab. & M.Gangop., J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 20: 529. 1996.
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  Description: Shrubs, 2-4 m high, almost glabrous; leaf-bearing branchlets 15-30 cm long, pale greenish-brown to dark brown, terete, 1-3 mm thick, initially sparsely papillose-puberulous, soon glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 6-13 x 1.5-5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, triangular-lanceolate, acute to acuminate at apex, obtuse, subtruncate or acute at base, membranous, green to brown above when dry, paler beneath; lateral nerves 7-8 pairs; petioles 1.5-2 x ca 1 mm; stipules linear-lanceolate, up to 5 mm long. Male flowers : pedicels 1.5-4 mm long; calyx concave-cupular, ca 1 x 1.5 mm, deeply 6-lobed; segments oblong-oblanceolate, ca 1.2 x 0.5 mm, incurved and shortly bifid at apex; staminal column ca 0.5 mm long; anthers narrowly ovoid, ca 0.8 mm long, erect when young, finally horizontal. Female flowers: pedicels 4-5 x ca 0.5 mm; calyx cupular, ca 3 x 3.5 mm; segments ovate, 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, acute to subacute; ovary trigonous, ca 1 x 0.8 mm; styles ca 0.5 mm long, erect, shortly bifid at apex. Capsules somewhat depressed, 8-10 x 13-15 mm, unlobed, thin-walled, brown when dry; pedicel 10-12 mm long, slender.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-July
  District(s): Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Wayanad, Kannur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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