Euphorbia heterophylla L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Euphorbia geniculata Ortega; Euphorbia prunifolia Jacq.; Poinsettia heterophylla (L.) Klotsch & Garcke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbia heterophylla L.
  • Common name : Green Poinsettia
  • Vernacular name : Beedi soppu, Halalubu (Kannada); Dudhi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and waste places
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 500m,along river beds flowing into plains. Sometimes a weed of cultivation or in fallow fields.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Davanagare district, Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Central America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Euphorbia heterophylla. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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