Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Euphorbiaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn.


Irula Name : Kirunelli
Tamil Name : Kizhar nelli
Hindi Name : Jar amla
Malayalam Name : Kizhar nelli

Habit : A short herb.

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Euphorbia hirta L.

English Name : Common Spurge
Irula Name : Pasal geda
Tamil Name : Amman pacharisi
Hindi Name : Dudhi


Habit : A hispid ascending herb.

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Euphorbia heterophylla L.

English Name : Lesser Green Poinsettia





Habit : An erect herb.

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Croton bonplandianus Baillon


Irula Name : Seemainai pundu, Soraipoo
Tamil Name : Rail pindu, Aathuppoondu



Habit : A bushy herb.

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Acalypha indica L.

English Name : Indian Acalypha
Irula Name : Kuppameynie
Tamil Name : Kuppaimaeni, Naai kurungu



Habit : An erect annual herb.

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Jatropha glandulifera Roxb.



Tamil Name : Vellaikattukottai



Habit : A shrub.

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Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.


Irula Name : Poolie
Tamil Name : Madhuppullaanthi, Vellaipoola
Hindi Name : Hartho


Habit : An armed large shrub.

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Euphorbia trigona Haw.


Irula Name : Mundukali




Habit : A large shrub.

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Antidesma zeylanicum Lam.







Habit : A large shrub.

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Acalypha fruticosa Forsskal


Irula Name : Sinnai, Segarai
Tamil Name : Aathaathazhai, Seethaatthazhai, Sotthaachedi



Habit : A gregarious shrub.

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