Euphorbia neriifolia L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Euphorbia ligularia Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbia neriifolia L.
  • Vernacular name : Snuhee (Sanskrit); Kalli gida (Kannada); Sigu, Siva (Oria); Pattonscend, Sehund, Thohar (Hindi); Akujamudu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Grown as hedge plant
  • Key identification features : Milky latex, inflorescence unique (Cyathium)
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Malay Islands, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, 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 neriifolia. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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