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  Sauropus saksenianus
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Sauropus saksenianus Manilal, Prasann. & Sivar., J. Indian Bot. Soc. 64: 294. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 255. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 414. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 531. 1996; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 170. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 299. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 456. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 395. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 754. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate or oblong lanceolate, apex acuminate, mucronate, base obtuse or rounded, glabrous, glaucous below, lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, slender; stipules lanceolate, 5 mm long. Flowers solitary; perianth lobes oblong, unequal, alternate long, obovoid, larger lobe 3 mm long; smaller ones 2 mm long. Fruits depressed obovoid, creamy white, to 2.2 x 2.5 cm; pericarp 5 mm thick; seeds 6, trigonous, smooth, 8-10 x 5 mm; fruit pedicels 1.5 cm long, perianth scarcely enlarged.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1900
  Localities: Sholayar, Pooppara, Nilikkal, Valiyaparathode, Lower Moozhiar, Silent Valley R. F.
   
 
   
 
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