Euphorbia rothiana Spreng.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Euphorbia laeta Heyne ex Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbia rothiana Spreng.
  • Vernacular name : Merasupalchedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Margins of Evergreen forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1200m, as a colonizer on the new roads.
  • Key identification features : Milky latex, inflorescence unique (Cyathium)
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2282, KFP 5560, Townsend & T.P.R 76
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Europe, Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Molluccas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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 & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Flora of Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state.
  • 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 rothiana. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.