Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Euphorbiaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Euphorbia trigona Haw.

Leaf arrangement

Leaf Type

Leaf Shape

Obovate, Spathulate

Leaf Apex

Mucronate

Leaf Base

Leaf Margin

Habit : A large shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Less common on foothills, on dry rocky hills. Peninsular India.

Indigenous Information : Apis florea like to build their nest on some of the large plants. When the plant is in bloom there will be many flies in the village. After the fruits set

Field Tips : Branchlets three-winged with straight paired spines. Leaves deciduous.

 

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Names:


Irula : Mundukali



Flower:

In dichasioid cymes.

Fruit :

A capsule of three cocci, more or less compressed. Seeds smooth.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)